Integrity and Character Theme
Test Review Games: PPT or
collection of Information on Watergate from the Washington Post
Iran-Contra Affair at Wikipedia
CNN Timeline of the Clinton Scandals
Possible Test Essay Topics:
Use the pursuit of equality as a theme to illuminate American integrity and character
Use failures of integrity and character to illustrate how we have struggled to hold on to our sense of national integrity (monopolies, political corruption, segregation, Watergate, Iran Contra, etc.)
Use several prominent figures from this theme to provide a definition of American integrity and character that crosses class, race, and gender lines
State Standards Covered Include:
In this theme we will delve into the American definition of integrity and character by exploring times of great American integrity and character, as well as moments when integrity and character were found wanting.
One major requirement of this theme will be a community service activity that you will carry out with a group of team members. This is a chance for you to demonstrate your personal integrity and character. You will be asked to spend between 6-7 hours actively addressing a need that you have identified in our community. On Monday, February 27th, you will create a PowerPoint presentation that recounts your activities and on Tuesday, February 28th each pair will present their PowerPoint to the team. Click here for more information on this activity.
Online Assignment (due March 6th)
We're not doing this in 2007
This assignment will provide you with an opportunity to take a closer look at integrity and character in American History and Literature. Please visit at least four of the sites listed below (at least one of them must be a literary figure) and then write a focused piece explaining how the information on the sites helped you better define American integrity and character.
|Historical Figures||Literary Figures|
|Benjamin Franklin||Harriet Tubman||Mark Twain|
|Lewis and Clark||Joe Hill & Faces of Protest||Upton Sinclair|
|Florence Kelley||Theodore Roosevelt||Henry David Thoreau|
|Herbert Hoover||Dwight Eisenhower||Langston Hughes|
|Jackie Robinson||Jimmy Carter|
|Emmett Till at PBS|
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