In Class - Short video clip discussing Islamic Cultural Center. Discuss the implications of the arguments both for and against. Pass out articles regarding this controversy in New York City and the proposed building of an Islamic Cultural Center near Ground Zero.
Homework - Survey questions need to be completed and brought to class on Wednesday. Read articles (from Friday, Is America Islamaphobic) and three articles from today. Be prepared to discuss these in class tomorrow.
QOW - Do some outside research on your own and develop a solid argument for and against the proposed Islamic Cultural Center being built in lower Manhattan. After weighing out the evidence, which argument do you agree with? Why? Be sure to have a minimum of two outside sources with a citation (MLA format - use the handout I gave you today). This is due by Friday, August 26 by 11:59 pm.
Also, to gain access to the Online Databases (through the library). Go to the school's website http://www.alvord.k12.ca.us/LaSierra/. Click on the Library link. Click on ProQuest. Username: lashs Password: eagles. Scroll down and click on ProQuest Platinum. Start your search. Use the online databases because it will help you cite your work.