Week 5 Primary Assignment

Week 5 Primary Assignment

American Values
Learning Objective: Through collaboration, reflective inquiry, analysis, and critique, several American values are analyzed.
Please note: Additional requirements for the Primary Assignment can be found by clicking on the Course Assignment Comments headline (above).

Option 1: Analyze a Topical Story.
We often hear of American values. For this assignment, choose a current news story (last three months), from a media outlet that is more trusted than distrusted (see image), that demonstrates a positive social value. Use the assigned articles to connect the real world to the values explored in the course. Be sure to include a link to the news article in your assignment. Analyze how the value makes a positive contribution to society.

(If you choose Option 1, please see attached document)

OR

Option 2: Two Party Opera.
For this assignment, review the political cartoon series, Two Party Opera by Brian Carroll. Finds a cartoon by Carroll that pertains to one of the specific values explored in this course. Analyze how the cartoon demonstrates the value and whether it presents the value in a positive or negative light. Do you agree with the cartoonists caricature of the value? Why or why not?
Two Party Opera, Brain Carroll – https://www.twopartyopera.com/comic/lock-them-up/

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Option 3: The Congressional Medal of Honor.
Examine an incident in which a member of the American armed forces earned the Congressional Medal of Honor; our nations highest award for bravery in battle. Identify the values this person exhibited and explain how their example should inspire us.

This Weeks Required Reading / Videos
https://archive.org/details/JusticeWhatIsTheRightThingToDoByMichaelSandel/page/n97
http://www.africa.upenn.edu/Articles_Gen/Letter_Birmingham.html
https://democracyjournal.org/magazine/18/why-we-must-judge/
http://cyberspacei.com/greatbooks/h2/6gi/gi_024.htm
https://founders.archives.gov/documents/Madison/01-10-02-0178
https://hbr.org/2017/01/true-leaders-believe-dissent-is-an-obligation
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MuiazbyOSqQ&feature=youtu.be
https://youtu.be/-AwNKQqLESc
https://www.twopartyopera.com/comic/lock-them-up/
https://youtu.be/MuiazbyOSqQ

Previous Week Required Reading / Videos
https://www.pewsocialtrends.org/2013/08/22/kings-dream-remains-an-elusive-goal-many-americans-see-racial-disparities/
https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2019/03/22/gender-pay-gap-facts/
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/soccer-is-a-poor-arena-to-fight-out-the-issue-of-equal-pay/2019/07/09/8242cc6c-a28d-11e9-bd56-eac6bb02d01d_story.html?noredirect=on
https://www.brookings.edu/articles/still-the-land-of-opportunity/
https://youtu.be/wyDLr8Svoio

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