Monday, June 11, 2007

Questions for the test

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Study Questions

  • What was your first impression of Nick Naylor? How did you feel after the opening scene on the talk show?
  • Did this film have a “hero”? Could that be Nick? The Captain? The Senator? The reporter? In what ways did they all fall short of truly being the “good” character in this story?
  • The film gives the impression that Nick’s influence on his son was not negative. Do you agree? Why or why not?
  • In what ways was the Senator a hypocrite?
  • Nick’s job was a lobbyist, but how would you describe what he did for a living? Was he a defender of the right to choose or a professional deceiver and liar?
  • Were you surprised that Heather, the reporter, betrayed Nick?
  • Nick justified what he did as a way to “pay the rent.” Did you think that was honest? What things would you do, or not do, to “pay the rent?”
  • Did your feelings change towards Nick by the end of the film? Did he change?
  • Were you satisfied with the ending of the film or would you have preferred a more ethically satisfying ending?

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Student Writing

Hey students,
I've found a really interesting blog with some examples of student writing. You may find them useful if you want more examples of what we've been discussing about concluding paragraphs, topic sentences, etc.


Friday, May 11, 2007

Crime and Punishment

On Wednesday we talked about diffent crimes.

Domestic violence:
What would you do if you saw a man beating his wife?

Here you may find information about domestic violence:

Chile (Spanish)

International (English)

What would you do if you saw a person shoplifting?

Shoplifting may become an addiction:

Did you know that in some cultures adultery is considered a crime?
Adultery in the Military

Adultery in Cambodia

What would you do if you saw a man/woman cheating on his/her spouse?

This and next week

This week we started reading the article "Thirty-eight Who Saw Murder Didn't Call the Police."
We'll finish reading it on Monday.
On Tuesday, we'll continue with the handout "Summarizing a text."
If you do not come with the text answered, we won't be able to move faster.
I am sending the ppts containing each class' material. Read them and if you have questions please ask them in class or just post them as comments.

More information on

Civil Rights Movement:

JFK Assassination:

America during the 50's:

America during the 60's:

America during the 70's: