11-9-11

Posted: November 8, 2011 by mcculloughmg in Uncategorized

Revolutions of action and thought today:

Arab Spring:  In the winter/spring of 2011 (and still occurring as of today) many nations of the Middle East experienced a revolution of thought, action and governments.  Please use the links below and answer the questions that follow:

1.  What are the 5Ws of the Arab Spring?

2.  How would you explain the Arab Spring to a 5 year old?

3.  Should you care?  Why or why not?

Occupy Movement:  Some say the Occupy movement started with Arab Spring.  Others say it began on Wall Street in September 2011.  Regardless of its beginning what is it?  Use the following links to answer the questions.

1.  What are the 5Ws of the Occupy Movement?

2.  Should you care?  Why or why not?

3.  Where is the Occupy Movement happening?  Where in the U.S.?  Where Internationally?

Arab  Spring and Comparison to Occupy (Wall Street) Movements: Compare and contrast the Occupy movements in the U.S. and around the world to the Arab spring in a minimum of 4 sentences in a TYPE II, double spaced paragraph.  Utilize the site below as well as your own notes from above.

Record and Respond:  Choose 8 of the young voices at the Occupy Movement in NYC and record their feelings (who are they, why are they there and what do they want?)  Then react to them.  What would you say if you were face-to-face with one of them?  What would you ask?  Would you agree or disagree and why?

Occupy Opinion:  Finally, visit the Occupy Wiki and search for interesting facts, happenings and news from this site.  Record 10 interesting things you found on this site and then react to them.   Do you agree with the movement?  Disagree?  Is there a Occupy movement in Kalamazoo if you were interested?

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