In Class - Current topic of study: Afghanistan and the War on Terror. Current events begin today over current topic of study. Articles can be found via the Internet or any other print source. Remember, you will need to cut out or print a copy of the article and provide a full MLA citation (see handout for reference). Watch President Obama's speech regarding new strategy in Afghanistan. Take notes. By Wednesday, write a one page summary and reaction to Obama's speech. Half of the page needs to summarize the new strategic response to Afghanistan. The other half of a page needs to include your thoughts and reactions.
Homework - One page written response to President Obama's speech is due on Wednesday.
If you want to watch the speech again, check out the following link:
Question of the Week: Considering the current economic status of the United States, is it reasonable for the United States to continue to pour economic resources into the War in Afghanistan? Also, considering the political scenario in Afghanistan, in the long run, will the United States be doing more harm than good by trying to stabilize the country?
Be sure to use complete sentences and provide specific evidence to support your arguments.
Articles to check out (you may also use these for your current events).
http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/2009/afghanistan.war/index.html?iref=allsearch - absolutely great resource: everything you would want to know about Afghanistan can be found here.
These will get you started. Stay tuned in class for more.