2. Click HERE to read about recent protests at LAX.
What was being protested?
Who was involved?
Why was the protest at the airport?
Find reactions (both positive and negative) to the protestors.
What was the result of the protest?
Discuss at your table.
3. Choose ONE of the six CD writers to research and discuss in class Tuesday/Wednesday.
Civil Disobedience - 6 Expert Opinions (excerpted):
Henry D. Thoreau
Karl Marx & Frederick Engels
Martin Luther King Jr.
Aung San Suu Kyi
Answer the following questions about your writer/CD leader:
1. Read & annotate the excerpt from your assigned writers
2. Put the excerpt into context (who wrote it, what year was it published, where did they live, under what system of government did they operate, and what does their resume include?). You must include research and citations.
3. How do your writers define justice? Use their own words, and then put it into your words. What does this definition mean to you? Do you agree with it? Where are similarities or differences in their ideas? Which definition to agree with most? Why?
4. What is their call to action? In what ways is the writer trying to persuade their audience? Be specific. Is this appeal effective? What changes transpired as a result of this writer’s actions? How long lasting were these effects?
5. Compare and contrast the results of each writer in a class discussion Tuesday or Wednesday. Who do you think was most effective in promoting their understanding of justice and civil disobedience? EXPLAIN.
6. Finally, ask yourself and your classmates how you are defining justice and what role you think it plays in our larger community (and here at LASA). Further, what is your role as a citizen when you feel your government is acting unjustly?
*** You must turn in (for a quiz grade) your notes and a work cited page. What sources did you use to gather your information & how effective were these sources in helping to illuminate these writers for your classmates? This can be shared with my Gmail.