DEMOCRACY BLUE BOOK (March 7)
REQUIRED FOR A OR B IN THE CLASS--50
STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOME: AFTER PREPARING
FOR THIS ASSIGNMENT FROM DIVERSE SOURCES INCLUDING THE
CLASS TEXTBOOKS, LECTURE, AND--WHERE POSSIBLE--EVENTS ON AND OFF CAMPUS, YOU WILL
WRITE A THOUGHTFUL BLUE BOOK ESSAY IN CLASS THAT
EXPLORES THE MEANING OF DEMOCRACY TO YOU AS WELL AS TO OTHERS USING AT LEAST FOUR SOURCES.
DIRECTIONS FOR WRITING THE BLUEBOOK IN CLASS: write
one continuous essay in paragraph form without headings or subheadings that
answers the question above in a small blue book. Use blue or black ink on one
side of as many pages as possible.
Write as many paragraphs as possible in the 50 minutes you
are given to write without materials in front of you and without leaving the
DATES FOR WRITING OF YOUR 50-MINUTE BLUE BOOK IN CLASS
- --------------- Wed., Mar.
15 Thurs., Mar. 16
- --------------- Wed. April
19 Thurs. April 20
- --------------- Wed., May
10 Thurs. May 11
BRIEF WRITING IN CLASS WILL BE DONE IN A “WARM-UP” BLUE
BOOK DURING EACH CLASS HOUR IN WHICH THERE IS NO QUIZ OR EXAMINATION.
ITEMS RELATING TO DEMOCRACY MAY INCLUDE
- questions you have before attending the event you will
- questions you have after attending the event you will
- news from newspapers, magazines, online sources and other
media relating to the event you will focus on
- connections to reading in Carney or Gitelson texts and the
event you focus on.
CONTENT OF THE 50 POINT BLUE BOOK AND THE “WARM-UP”
DATES/LOCATIONS OF KEY EVENTS TO FOCUS ON * = events at
area of Carson near Caroledale
Elem. Sch.; call Trisha Murakawa, 310/376-2236
*Wednesday, Feb. 15, 9:35-11 a.m. “Whitewash,” starring Harbor College student Antwan Herron, LA 120, Loiterman’s MW 9:35 class will attend
*Thursday, Feb. 16, 11:10 a.m.-12:35 p.m. “Oral History of
Black Americans in Los Angeles” with retired Judge William Beverly, president,
Eighth and Wall,
Loiterman’s TuTh 11:10 a.m. class will attend
- Sunday, Feb. 26, 2-3:30 p.m. “World War I—United States
and the World after the Great War”,video, lecture, discussion by
Occidental College Professor Lynn Dumenil, Multipurpose Room, Santa Monica Main Library, corner of 6th
and Santa Monica. Blvd., 6 blocks from the beach
ALOUD programs are held at:
Los Angeles City Central Library
Mark Taper Auditorium
Fifth & Flower Streets,
Downtown Los Angeles
Directions to Central
524 S. Flower St. Garage
$1 weekdays until 9 PM with validation.
$7 maximum after 4 PM without validation.
$1 all day Saturday and Sunday during library hours with
validation, present your Los Angeles Public Library card
and your parking ticket at the Information Desk in the
during Library operating hours.
for the June 6, 2006, ballot: