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ZOT! The Civics Lesson: A Language Arts/ Social Science Project

Posted on 12/27/2004 12:59:08 PM PST by thecivicslesson

The purpose of this lesson is to satisfy the California State Language Arts Standards for use of electronic and internet sources, reading comprehension, writing, and analysis of public debate; and Social Science Standards for democracy in action, the American political process, and participation in public debate.


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The purpose of this lesson is to satisfy the California State Language Arts Standards for use of electronic and internet sources, reading comprehension, writing, and analysis of public debate; and Social Science Standards for democracy in action, the American political process, and participation in public debate.

The class will take a current issue and pose a question for debate simultaneously as a thread on one liberal and one conservative blog site. The same question will be posted verbatim on both threads, framed in such a way as to be politically neutral, and posted for a period of 10 days or 50 responses. Participation by students will be limited to requesting clarification of comments by individual posters. Teacher participation will be limited to guided discussion of the issues, framing the primary and neutral clarification questions, and editing all papers for writing conventions.

The culminating activity will be individual essays comparing and contrasting the opposing political perspectives, and consensus on a final position paper reflective of the class cohort. Final drafts of all papers will be posted on each site with partial student ID numbers, and will be subject to critical posts.

Define what the term 'conservative' means to you; include in your definition the meaning of your core beliefs.

Define what the term 'liberal' means to you; include in your definition the meaning of your core beliefs.

Define what the term 'moderate' means to you.

How far would you shift your position toward the opposing viewpoint without feeling you have co-opted or fatally compromised your core beliefs?

What would you consider as a position within your political philosophy to be 'too extreme'? Too far to the right of the conservative spectrum? Too far to the left of the liberal spectrum?

Thank you in advance for your participation in this project!

1 posted on 12/27/2004 12:59:09 PM PST by thecivicslesson
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To: thecivicslesson

bookmark.


2 posted on 12/27/2004 1:05:10 PM PST by randog (What the....?!)
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To: thecivicslesson

thecivicslesson was previously zotted as Rev_J_Schierer, Mind_of_Adam_Smith, et al.

Rev_J_Schierer:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-religion/1299852/posts

Mind_of_Adam_Smith:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/1299971/posts

I report, you decide.


3 posted on 12/27/2004 1:17:41 PM PST by Jim Robinson
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To: thecivicslesson
Hi!


4 posted on 12/27/2004 1:20:50 PM PST by IllumiNaughtyByNature (Never underestimate the power of a cacophony of Cowbells played in unison...It shocks the mind.)
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To: K4Harty; MeekOneGOP

I think the TROLL-dar Detector is pinging...


5 posted on 12/27/2004 1:23:04 PM PST by IllumiNaughtyByNature (Never underestimate the power of a cacophony of Cowbells played in unison...It shocks the mind.)
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To: Jim Robinson; All
Ah.

Finalist for most transparent troll ever.

6 posted on 12/27/2004 1:40:50 PM PST by Admin Moderator
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To: Jim Robinson

Mmmmmmmmm, I'm smelling troll, JR. Good catch!


7 posted on 12/27/2004 1:40:50 PM PST by 7.62 x 51mm ( veni vidi vino visa "I came, I saw, I drank wine, I shopped")
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To: Jim Robinson

This guy needs to get a f***ing life...


8 posted on 12/27/2004 1:42:30 PM PST by Poohbah (God must love fools. He makes so many of them...)
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To: thecivicslesson

Well bless your little ole' pointy head.


9 posted on 12/27/2004 1:42:35 PM PST by najida (MERRY CHRISTMAS! And fruit cake for all!)
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To: Jim Robinson
This post wasn't even comprehensible as to its intent... was it just trying to inform people of something going on in CA schools (a comment would have been helpful to go along with the posting)? Was it a lame attempt to actually fulfill the "project" objectives (i.e., simply posting the project description as a politically neutral "question")? Was it merely random text copied and pasted into the buffer just for a desperate desire for attention?

I have to give this troll a 1 out of 10 based on lack of any kind of focus.

10 posted on 12/27/2004 1:47:05 PM PST by kevkrom (If people are free to do as they wish, they are almost certain not to do as Utopian planners wish)
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To: thecivicslesson; Old Sarge; Darksheare

Lab rat ZOT!


11 posted on 12/27/2004 1:47:16 PM PST by Doomonyou (Molon Labe! FMCDH!)
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To: Jim Robinson; thecivicslesson; K4Harty; 4mycountry; TheBigB; VRWCmember; Zavien Doombringer; ...
thecivicslesson was previously zotted as Rev_J_Schierer, Mind_of_Adam_Smith, et al. ..... I report, you decide.

Thanks for leaving TCL here for a bit for the Kitties to play with!

TheCivicsLesson, enjoy your stay here, for however short it may be!

Thanks for the ping, K4Harty. :^)


Please let me know if you want ON or OFF my Viking Kitty/ZOT ping list!. . .don't be shy.


12 posted on 12/27/2004 2:46:45 PM PST by MeekOneGOP (There is only one GOOD 'RAT: one that has been voted OUT of POWER !! Straight ticket GOP! )
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To: MeekOneGOP

MUFFIE!!! Time for snackies....

13 posted on 12/27/2004 2:51:29 PM PST by Hi Heels (Proud to be a Pajamarazzi-Leef lang de Katjes van Viking)
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To: thecivicslesson

I like ponies. Do you have a car? What's your sign? Yellow is my favorite color. I drink too much.


14 posted on 12/27/2004 2:52:11 PM PST by Conspiracy Guy (Pray for the millions of lives disrupted by tsunami.)
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To: thecivicslesson
thecivicslesson was previously zotted as Rev_J_Schierer, Mind_of_Adam_Smith, et al.

Hey, Adam! Long time no see! Gaze into kitty's eyes and be afraid.


15 posted on 12/27/2004 2:52:44 PM PST by SandyInSeattle (Official RKBA Landscaper and Arborist, Pajama Duchess of Green Leafy Things)
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To: thecivicslesson

What is the DIFFERENCE between a liberal, a progressive, a socialist, a communist, and an anarchist-socialist? And which of these subscribe to Marxism?


16 posted on 12/27/2004 2:53:24 PM PST by weegee (WE FOUGHT ZOGBYISM November 2, 2004 - 60 Million Voters versus 60 Minutes - BUSH WINS!!!)
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To: thecivicslesson
I am saving you post to a special folder!


17 posted on 12/27/2004 2:53:33 PM PST by Conspiracy Guy (Pray for the millions of lives disrupted by tsunami.)
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To: thecivicslesson

BACK OFF!
18 posted on 12/27/2004 2:54:28 PM PST by Echo Talon
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To: thecivicslesson

19 posted on 12/27/2004 2:54:38 PM PST by Republican Wildcat
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To: thecivicslesson
Be Gone Troll
Goodbye Troll! Click the Pic
Click the Pic
If'n Ya Come Back ta FR I'm a gonna Give Ya a Thumpin' Y'all Ain't Never Gonna Fergit!

20 posted on 12/27/2004 2:54:39 PM PST by Fiddlstix (This Tagline for sale. (Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: thecivicslesson; MeekOneGOP; K4Harty


The rotating knives are ready, O First Cat!

...but I really just want to join the Freemasons...
21 posted on 12/27/2004 3:00:15 PM PST by dr_pat (the boys i mean are not refined, they shake the mountains when they dance!)
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To: Jim Robinson

I say...GIVE HIM THE ZOT!!!

BTW...Hope you had a very merry Christmas, and hope you will have a wonderful and prosperous New Year!! God bless you JR for all you do for us!


22 posted on 12/27/2004 3:02:01 PM PST by trussell (I Never Frown, even when I am sad, because I never know who is falling in love with my Smile!!!)
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To: thecivicslesson

23 posted on 12/27/2004 3:02:20 PM PST by Professional Engineer (Where there's a GI, there's a way.)
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To: Hi Heels
haha!

Hi, Muffie. Enjoy yer snack. :^)


24 posted on 12/27/2004 3:03:42 PM PST by MeekOneGOP (There is only one GOOD 'RAT: one that has been voted OUT of POWER !! Straight ticket GOP! )
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To: Conspiracy Guy
"My cat's breath smells like cat food."


25 posted on 12/27/2004 3:05:19 PM PST by weegee (WE FOUGHT ZOGBYISM November 2, 2004 - 60 Million Voters versus 60 Minutes - BUSH WINS!!!)
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To: thecivicslesson

Wow, we are chock full of nuts these days!

;-)


26 posted on 12/27/2004 3:06:29 PM PST by Dashing Dasher (Because I fly, I envy no (wo)man on earth. - Anon)
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To: MeekOneGOP

27 posted on 12/27/2004 3:06:40 PM PST by Zacs Mom ("In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock." Jefferson)
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To: weegee

ewwwwwwwwwwwwww.


28 posted on 12/27/2004 3:06:40 PM PST by Conspiracy Guy (Pray for the millions of lives disrupted by tsunami.)
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To: thecivicslesson; Jim Robinson; Admin Moderator; Darksheare; Old Sarge

Really you have Jim Robinson's Permission to do this? Our Friendly moderator does not seem to think so.. in fact he thinks you are a retreaded troll. You seem quite familiar with the term in regards to some other post that you have made under different screen names.

If you are really a teacher and are fulfilling this for a requirement. why not share with us your school, you name; you administrators name, his number, your number, and perhaps an email address so we can verify and make it all nice in kosher..

I won't hold my breath waiting... I am doubtful this information will be forth comming.


29 posted on 12/27/2004 3:06:58 PM PST by Americanwolf (Americanwolf......Independent Voter with a Nasty streak to the right of Attila The Hun!)
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To: Dashing Dasher

30 posted on 12/27/2004 3:08:31 PM PST by Dashing Dasher (Because I fly, I envy no (wo)man on earth. - Anon)
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To: weegee
"...and posted for a period of 10 days or 50 responses."

Half way home...

31 posted on 12/27/2004 3:09:14 PM PST by weegee (WE FOUGHT ZOGBYISM November 2, 2004 - 60 Million Voters versus 60 Minutes - BUSH WINS!!!)
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To: MeekOneGOP

I'm really enjoying being on this PING list. It helps in spotting those nasty trolls!
Thanks, WMM


32 posted on 12/27/2004 3:10:46 PM PST by westmichman (Pray for global warming. (Thank G-D for the red states))
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To: Americanwolf

I'd like the HTTP address of the left wing blog he "posted" this to.


33 posted on 12/27/2004 3:11:58 PM PST by weegee (WE FOUGHT ZOGBYISM November 2, 2004 - 60 Million Voters versus 60 Minutes - BUSH WINS!!!)
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To: weegee; thecivicslesson

good point Weegee!

Yes Mr. TCL why not also post to us the Left wing blog that you submitted this too.. I am curious..


34 posted on 12/27/2004 3:16:05 PM PST by Americanwolf (Americanwolf......Independent Voter with a Nasty streak to the right of Attila The Hun!)
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To: thecivicslesson

35 posted on 12/27/2004 3:16:20 PM PST by glock rocks (Play an accordion, go to jail. It's the law.)
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To: thecivicslesson

Dinner Time?
36 posted on 12/27/2004 3:16:33 PM PST by superskunk (Quinn's Law: Liberalism always produces the exact opposite of it's stated intent.)
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To: Jim Robinson; Admin Moderator
I report, you decide.

'Nuff said!

:-)

37 posted on 12/27/2004 3:17:09 PM PST by dansangel (Thank you Veterans past and present!)
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To: westmichman
Thanks. :^)

38 posted on 12/27/2004 3:18:13 PM PST by MeekOneGOP (There is only one GOOD 'RAT: one that has been voted OUT of POWER !! Straight ticket GOP! )
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To: thecivicslesson
Your post on this forum would appear to be an example of how NOT to do "internet research".

Returning to a "blog" (FR is NOT a blog) that you have already been banned from several times (returning to the scene of the crime, like a moth to the flame) and launching into a suspect vanity thread is not going to generate the responses to your questions that you are seeking.

Using the Internet for Your Research

39 posted on 12/27/2004 3:18:52 PM PST by weegee (WE FOUGHT ZOGBYISM November 2, 2004 - 60 Million Voters versus 60 Minutes - BUSH WINS!!!)
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To: MeekOneGOP
Fuzzette gallops upon the scene to find the troll still here for her amusement and equine delight!
40 posted on 12/27/2004 3:18:53 PM PST by fastattacksailor (Ted Kennedy: The Naval Hero of the Battle of Chappaquiddick!)
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To: thecivicslesson

41 posted on 12/27/2004 3:19:52 PM PST by dansangel (Thank you Veterans past and present!)
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To: thecivicslesson
Social Science Standards for democracy in action

I don't know if they taught you this, but we don't live in a "democracy"; we live in a representative republic. Yes, there is a difference.
42 posted on 12/27/2004 3:20:30 PM PST by superskunk (Quinn's Law: Liberalism always produces the exact opposite of it's stated intent.)
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To: thecivicslesson
Web research guide: Doing Research on the Web
43 posted on 12/27/2004 3:21:14 PM PST by weegee (WE FOUGHT ZOGBYISM November 2, 2004 - 60 Million Voters versus 60 Minutes - BUSH WINS!!!)
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To: fastattacksailor
Tally Ho !!! :^D

44 posted on 12/27/2004 3:22:34 PM PST by MeekOneGOP (There is only one GOOD 'RAT: one that has been voted OUT of POWER !! Straight ticket GOP! )
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To: fastattacksailor

They do get bigger when you get them fixed.


45 posted on 12/27/2004 3:24:06 PM PST by superskunk (Quinn's Law: Liberalism always produces the exact opposite of it's stated intent.)
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To: thecivicslesson
Define what the term 'liberal' means to you; Liberals are nitwits.......plain and simple. They also need their meds upped.
46 posted on 12/27/2004 3:26:01 PM PST by AirForceMom (Happy New Year!)
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To: thecivicslesson
What is ZOT?


47 posted on 12/27/2004 3:28:24 PM PST by weegee (WE FOUGHT ZOGBYISM November 2, 2004 - 60 Million Voters versus 60 Minutes - BUSH WINS!!!)
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To: thecivicslesson; MeekOneGOP

All your Nukes ARE Belong to Us!!!!

ZOT!

48 posted on 12/27/2004 3:29:33 PM PST by KoRn
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To: thecivicslesson
"Define what the term 'moderate' means to you."

I will define by example. They are the one third of the populace who during the American Revolution did not care if America was free or if it was under British rule.

49 posted on 12/27/2004 3:31:21 PM PST by weegee (WE FOUGHT ZOGBYISM November 2, 2004 - 60 Million Voters versus 60 Minutes - BUSH WINS!!!)
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To: thecivicslesson; weegee; Darksheare

What's this? Is it the proverbial case of The Cats getting your tongue? I would have at least expected a justification for the post from a teacher.... Oh well... Why don't ya just take the troll butt back to the DU... develop another SN and try again. I need the exercise chasing trolls today... I got a little fat after Christmas dinner... yep thats right I said Christmas ya troll!


50 posted on 12/27/2004 3:32:44 PM PST by Americanwolf (Americanwolf......Yep I am what the democratic underground would refer to as a Freeptard!)
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