Friday, September 2, 2011

What's Going on In the World?

Make sure your Neighborhood Map Research Sheet is out on your desk. I will walk around and talk to each of you about this during this class period.

Today we will do the following things:
  1. Apply the AP PARTS outline format
  2. Apply research skills using Internet resources
You will complete the following on loose leaf paper. This assignment is worth 20 points, and is due at the end of this class period.

In class, we've learned how to apply the AP PARTS outline format. Here's a review below:

Who created the source? What do you know about the author?
What is the author’s point of view? Include the link to the source you are using here.
Where and when was the source produced? How might this
affect the meaning of the source?
Beyond information about the author and the context of its
creation, what do you know that would help you further
understand the primary source? For example, do you recognize
any symbols and recall what they represent?
For whom was the source created and how might this affect the
reliability of the source?
Why was this source created at the time it was produced?
What point is the source trying to convey?
Why is this source important? What inferences can you draw
from this document? Ask yourself, “So what?” in relation to the
question asked.

You will use this format to examine a current event for class. You may use one of the following sources to find your current event:
  1. The New York Times (login: psmgeo, password: psmgeo)
  2. The Chicago Tribune
  3. The Washington Post
  4. The Times London
You may choose one of the following topics:
  1. The 2012 presidential election (politics)
  2. Hurricane Irene (news)
  3. The war in Libya (news)
  4. The economy (news/economics)
  5. Iraq (news)
  6. Afghanistan (news)
On your paper, write the heading for each of the AP PARTS. Then, answer the questions below each heading. Leave a space between each part.

When you are finished, you may use to research your neighborhood and to help improve your rough drafts.

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