Sunday, November 16, 2014

JFK Denounces U.S. Steel Industry Price Increase 1962/ 2012 Question 2 AP Lang Exam

On April 10, 1962, as the United States was emerging from a recession, the nation’s largest steel companies raised steel prices by 3.5 percent. President John F. Kennedy, who had repeatedly called for stable prices and wages as part of a program of national sacrifice during a period of economic distress, held a news conference on April 11, 1962, which he opened with the following commentary regarding the hike in steel prices. 

Read Kennedy’s remarks carefully. Then write an essay in which you analyze the rhetorical strategies President Kennedy uses to achieve his purpose. Support your analysis with specific references to the text.

2012 Question 2 AP Lang Exam and sample student responses

President John F. Kennedy's Inaugural Address

Inaugural Address, January 20, 1961
Given on a cold January afternoon in 1961, John. F. Kennedy’s inaugural address hailed as a return to the tradition of political eloquence. It offers great pleasures to students of rhetoric, rewarding the close reader’s efforts with details large and small that lend themselves to analysis, that inspire imitation, and that have stood the test of time.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Interesting documentary about Tsunami in Fukushima Prefecture

Interesting documentary about Tsunami in Fukushima Prefecture 
Useful background for assignment 2.5

Published on Oct 1, 2012

A 30 minute documentary commissioned by CWS-Asia/Pacific on the aftermath of the March 11, 2011, nuclear disaster in Fukushima, Japan, highlighting some of the efforts made by local people and organizations to combat the problems of radiation exposure, and some of the remaining dangers of radiation. We hope that this video will raise awareness of the ongoing needs of the people in Fukushima and further donations to our extended appeal for the Japan disaster.



Monday, November 3, 2014

Symbols and Symbolism

This is the clip we used to explain symbols and symbolism in 9th Grade ELA.

video

Here is a link to the video on youtube.




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