NYT assignments for the semester

For Enhanced (3) track:   TEMPLATE-make a copy to use for each of these assignments...

  • Read one article every week in the New York Times that deals with the Middle East
  • Create a Google doc for that article in which you describe the story and the nations involved. Be sure to say how the US is involved in the story. What is the US position on what is going on?
  • By reading and writing about these stories in the Middle East, you will be building your knowledge of this area for our 7th Unit, The US and the World.
  • Put the story you write in a folder you will create in your Google drive called “Unit 7, Foreign Policy”, and be sure to share that folder with larrypahl@u-46.org
  • The countries in the Middle East include those in the map embedded on this page
  • This is assigned for the following 12 weeks beginning: Jan 19, Jan 25, Feb 1, Feb 8, Feb 15, Feb 22, Feb 29, March 7, March 14, March 21, April 4, April 11
  • For Advanced (4) track:    Foreign Policy TEMPLATE        Weekly Unit TEMPLATE for #1-11

  • Put the story you write in a folder you will create in your Google drive called “Unit 7, Foreign Policy”, and be sure to share that folder with larrypahl@u-46.org
    • This is assigned for the following 12 weeks beginning: Jan 19, Jan 25, Feb 1, Feb 8, Feb 15, Feb 22, Feb 29, March 7, March 14, March 21, April 4, April 11

    For the article related to the Unit we are studying: Create a folder called “NYT Articles” and be sure to share the folder with larrypahl@u-46.org. Put the article for the week in this folder.

    o Here is the list of topics you must choose from for each of these weeks.

    1. Jan 19. Different forms of government. Pick an article which focuses on a different governmental form than ours and describe how the story in the article might have played out differently if this country had a Presidential democracy like the US.
    2. Jan 25. Roots of American democracy. Find an article about the US that illustrates one of the “roots” talked about in Chapter 3.
    3. Feb 1. Liberal v Conservative. Find an article dealing with the Presidential primary in which liberal or conservative views (or both!) are highlighted. Describe the topic and explain the liberal and/or conservative view of the candidate(s) involved.
    4. Feb 8. Presidential primary. Pick a story that talks about the Presidential primary race, and describe what is happening in it
    5. Feb 15. Presidential primary. Pick another story from the primary race and describe what is happening.
    6. Feb 22. Presidential primary. Pick another story to analyze.
    7. Feb 29. Congress. Pick a story about Congress, either the House or Senate, or both. Describe what is happening.
    8. March 7. Congress. Pick another Congress story to analyze.
    9. March 14. President Obama. Find an article about President Obama to analyze.
    10. April 4. Find an article which includes the Supreme Court and analyze it.
    11. April 11. Find an article that deals with a court decision of some kind. Describe the court involved and the legal issues involved.