Chicano Literature:

Conducting research in the computer lab for the quarterly research project: cultural history

Using Cornell Note format create two annotated notes for each class period spent researching [bibliography-notes-summary]

English 10 SpringBoard V:

Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe [Reading Chapters 22-24]

English 11 SpringBoard VI:

1. What has made this Declaration necessary, according to the fist paragraph?

2. What, acording to the second paragraph, are among the unalienable rights of the people? Under what circumstances may a goverment be abolished? Where does this goverment get its power?

3. Name some of the abuses of which the founders declare King George guilty?

4.What does this document “publish and declare” in the final paragraph?

5.Why do you think Jefferson says ” the pursit of Happiness” rather than merely “Happiness”?

6. After listing the colonists grievances, Jefferson makes clear the fact that they have tried using peaceful means to draw the king’s attention to their plight. What is the purpose of this statement?

7. What is the purpose of the last paragraph?

8. Is the tone of the last paragraph in keeping with that of the body of the Declaration? Why or why not?

9. What emotional effect is conveyed in the final sentence? what specific diction contribute to this effect?

10. Identify examples of the three parts of rhetoric. What rhetorical devices are used to deliver this rhetoric? Be specific.

11. Over all, based on your understanding, are the principles of this Declaration still in use today by our goverment and citizens? Why or why not? Give examples.

12. Clearly this document was persuasive. Would it still persuade people today to stand up for those “unalienable rights”? Explain.