In Class - Short discussion recapping our class discussion from this past Friday regarding the economic stimulus plan. For the next few weeks, we will take a look at the Civil Rights Movement in regards to governmental legislation that was passed and the history behind the dramatic changes in US History. Watch documentary regarding Martin Luther King Jr. Throughout the documentary, write down the names of people, places, events, or dates. You will use this information for a project that will be handed out on Thursday of this week. As a good resource, start reading Chapter 24, Sections 2 and 3. This will help in some of our class discussions.
Homework - None
QUESTION OF THE WEEK - Since we are reshifting our focus back to the ideas of Civil Rights in American History, why do you think it took so long for African Americans to finally gain their rights (voting rights, equality) even though certain "unalienable rights" are guarunteed in the Constitution of the United States?
Articles to Check out:
http://www.cnn.com/2009/POLITICS/02/17/obama.troops/index.html - Afghanistan
http://money.cnn.com/2009/02/17/news/companies/auto_plans/index.htm?postversion=2009021716 - Chrysler and GM are asking for $21.6 Billion more
http://www.cnn.com/2009/POLITICS/02/17/cafferty.stimulus/index.html - Interesting view of the economic stimulus plan
http://www.cnn.com/2009/POLITICS/02/17/borger.bipartisan/index.html - Borger: The bipartisan high-stakes gamble
http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/asiapcf/02/17/king.anniversaryvisit/index.html?iref=mpstoryview - King moved, as father was, on trip to Gandhi's memorial