Exam Monday June 5th 8:30 AM


Week of May 15
John Kerry's vision for Peace + BDS
Review for Quiz
IDs Quiz 2

Due May 15- List of IDs for Quiz (Quiz covers everything since 1st quiz- major topics: (sept-nov, Qalandiya + Security, Religious History, Settlements, Zionism)

Week of May 8
-Zionism Cont.
-John Kerry, Settlements
-BDS

Upcoming Due Dates:
By May 10: Watch John Kerry's speech -- Take notes on the speech/ write an outline of his arguments
May 17: 2nd IDs Quiz

For May 12
Watch: Netanyahu's Response
Then Read: UN 2334
Would you have voted for or against?
Why/ Why not? (OR: what questions do you need to have answered before voting?)


For May 9
How might a European Jew (post WW2) react to the achievement of Zionist aims- How might a Palestinian Christian react?

Week of May 1
-Nov (Religion)
-Nov (Settlements, Everyday, Hebron)
-Zionism
Upcoming Due Dates:
By May 3: Read Zionism Documentss
By May 10: Watch John Kerry's speech -- Take notes on the speech/ write an outline of his arguments
May 17: 2nd IDs Quiz

For May 8
Based on the 6 documents we reviewed, decide if the Zionist political movement is Racist. On what basis can the Ultra- Orthodox criticize the zionist movement as racist? Do you agree with their claims? Why/ Why not?

NB: If you do not feel you have enough information to decide, create a list of questions that you would need answered in order to decide. Then, write how those answers would influence your opinion.

For May 5
Review Zionism 1 (below)-
Look in these primary sources for references to history and references to zionism as an idea

For May 3



Week of April 24
-October discussion
-Interview reflection
-November discussion
Upcoming Due Dates: April 26 complete interview April 28 complete November

Due April 28
Complete November

Week of April 17
-NYT settlements wrap up
-Mini-lecture abrahamic history
-Discussion of holidays and religious history- what is holy?
Upcoming Due Dates: April 26 complete interview
April 24 Finish October

Due April 21
Donte, Allegra, Dom - prepare to talk about 1 object or place that is important to you.
Remember October must be completed by April 24

Due April 19
Choose 1 object or place that is important to you- it can have a story behind it or just be a place/ thing you find facniating
Pick an object or place that is important to you-
Describe the object or place in detail.
Explain the story behind it- how did you come to know it?
Explain your connection to it and the feelings you have about it

Week of April 10
-Intial reaction to the article/ standout images
-Graphic analysis
-Discussion: the gist of the article
-Image selection and text selection

Upcoming due dates: April 17 Make an appointment to meet with a faculty member
April 26: complete discussion with a faculty member

Due April 14
Porcelli out- prepare for your faculty interview

Due April 12
Finish reading the NYT settlements article
Due April 11
Look at the 2nd graph in the article
-start by understanding the title, x-axis, and y-axis
-what information is being sent by this graph?
-what mis-understandings could arise from glancing at this graph?

Due April 10
NYT settlements article
Read the first few paragraphs and view the interactive pictures

Due April 7
Finish:This is My Land
PW: myland

Due April 5
Read-
http://www.gojerusalem.com/items/272/Pisgat-Zeev/
Due April 4
P. 57 - Why should guy buy? Why should he not buy?
review p. 59-61
Week of 3-13 in class
Discussion of video "what do you think of the wall"
Debate Prep
Debates
September discussion continued

Due Mar 17
Debates reflection + September discussion

Due Mar 15
Debates: On balance the benefits of the wall, mapping, checkpoints and security measures outweigh the costs
---> You will have to debate both sides

Due Mar 14
Prep a speech for each side of the debate. Use information from the book, the radio program, and the video interviews of Israelis

Speeches could include
1) A definition of security, "benefits" and "costs" that support your position
2) Concise statement of your position
3) Evidence from at least 3 sources (book, radio, youtube)- Quotes or paraphrasing
4) Clear reasoning that connects your position to your evidence
5) Conclusion

example:
For this debate, my team will define security as a feeling of safety and a lack of violent attacks from outsiders. We believe that checkpoints help maintain Israeli security and Palestinian security. In the radio program, "ice cream and tear gas" we heard that many Palestinians pass through Qalandiya everyday. While tear gas is regrettable, it does not represent a violent attack. If many palestinians can pass through everyday without violence, then the checkpoint is working. We also heard Israelis on the YouTube say that there are fewer terrorist attacks because of the wall. This does not only mean that Israelis are safer. If there are fewer attacks, there is less fear on the Israeli side, this helps protect Israelis AND Palestinians because Palestinians do not need to fear that Israelis will seek revenge for attacks because they aren't happening as frequently. Therefore, we believe that the checkpoints and the wall are protecting both Palestinians and Israelis.

Week of 3-6 in class
Finish August + Interview discussion+ September
Machsom watch
Mapping
Ice cream and tear gas

Upcoming due dates
March 13 - Machsom Report typed
March 13- IDs returned

Due Mar 13
Listen to: What do you think of the wall
Machsom watch report returned

Due Mar 10
Review notes.
Quickly Summarize the different perspectives in the program.
Is mapping "protecting Israel" or "controlling palestinians"?
What are the possible impacts of mapping on each side?
Are Mapping and Qalandiya the same or different? Why/ Why not?

Mapping
http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/493/picture-show

Due Mar 8
Listen to
Ice Cream and Tear Gas
Due Mar 7
Write a report of "Qalandiya" from the perspective of one of the people there. You will read this report in class.

Due Mar 6
Complete september

Week of 2-27 in class
Debates reflection- P. 15 revisited
Finish August
IDs + IDs quiz

Upcoming due Dates
Complete interview by March 3

March 3 IDs quiz
March 6 Complete "September"

Due 2/27
1. Schedule a 15 min interview with a teacher about "apple" article

2. Reflection on Debates
"What were the most convincing and strongest arguments you heard or made? What made them strong? What were the weakest? why?"

Due 2/28
1. Review your notes of August
2. Review all notes: Compile a list of 15 important terms and concepts

Due 3/1
Sample IDs

Due 3/3
Study for Quiz- pre-write IDs

Week of 2-21 in class
Marathon conversation continued
Debate Prep and Debates
Debate reflection and IDs

Upcoming Due dates
2/22 debates
2/24 re-writes due
2/27 schedule an interview to explain the Apple article
First IDs quiz postponed till week of 2/27

Due 2-24
Re-writes (must meet with Porcelli prior to submitting)

Debate preparation - re-write your opening speeches, prepare questions, practice your speeches

Due 2-22
Craft opening speeches for each side of the debate-

"Resolved: The Jerusalem Marathon should run as planned"

Pre-write your opening speech for each side. The speech should last at least 2 minutes. Practice saying your speech.

You must consider what system of argument you will use and which stakeholders you will prioritize.
You must also consider "what are the limits of authority for the Int'l community, Israel, companies, palestine etc"

Writing Follow these guidelines
1. Open with a hook- this could be a quote, an appeal to the judge
2. Introduce your side, what will you be arguing?
3. Say how many points you plan on making
4. List the points your team will make
5. Talk about the kinds of evidence you will use



Due 2-21
Complete "stakeholders" document
Write 2-3 paragraphs about your "rankings". What system did you use to rank? Why?


Week of 2-13 in Class:
Terms from RB/ August Discussion
August discussion
New Balance + Apple Reading
IDs

Upcoming Due Dates
2/24 Re-write due
Week of 2/20 first IDs Quiz + first debates
By 2/27 interview with a teacher to describe Apple controversy.
Due 2-13
Read "August" and complete close reading for 5 panels at least

Due 2-14
TBA

Due 2-15
1. Read one of the two following:
http://www.haaretz.com/jewish-world/jewish-world-news/1.548917
http://www.timesofisrael.com/jerusalem-is-not-in-israel-according-to-apple/

2. Read and annotate:
Marathon

Due 2-17
Find and list 15 most important terms from first 4 weeks of class.

Week of 2-6 in Class:
Peer edits
Close reading of text, "terms" and "takeoff"
Benjamin visit
Benjamin review/ discussion

UPCOMING DUE DATES
Final Draft INTRODUCTION DUE 2/10
By 2/13 Read "August" and complete close reading for @ least 5 "panels"

First Quiz on "terms" week of 2/20

Due 2-7
Make edits to your paper- schedule 1-on-1 with Porcelli
Due 2-8
1. Look up "Birthright trips"
2. Prepare questions for Mr. Benjamin
3. Consider how you might have Mr. Benjamin discuss one of our themes (insider/outsider, layers) or one of the major ideas from the movie, the book introduction, or the syllabus paragraph.
Due 2-10
1. Final draft of introduction
2. Re-write notes from Benjamin- isolate important terms/ themes, write questions
3. Email 1 follow-up question to Benjamin (cc me)

Week of 1-30 in class:
Syllabus
Continued Discussion of 1/24 homework
Visit from Mr. Benjamin?
Introduction to the text
1st draft of 1st writing assignment due 2/6

2-6
Draft essay typed and printed
2-3
For Friday:
1. Start to collect your ideas about the text. What do you want to say in your introduction? What observations fit this idea?
2. Try crafting a thesis for your introduction to the text. Below is the assignment:

2-1
Look up Guy Delisle- Gather some background information about the author of our text- his background, his work, his perspective.

1-31
Read the intro paragraph and the goals for the class on the syllabus

Hon Humanities- Check back tomorrow for the assignment due Wednesday

1-30
Using the documentary and our conversations and questions from this week, write an introduction to the city of Jerusalem and the course.
Be sure to include elements from the movie AND themes we have discussed.
Some suggestions: (Religion, Conflict, Holy Sites, "who controls the city?", Layers, Insider/Outsider, Perspective, "The other Jerusalem")

1-27
Review your notes from the movie
Find and write/ highlight
1. Holy Sites and their basic stories
2. Brief timeline
3. other important terms
4. Questions
5. What was the thesis?
What perspective?
What missing?


1-25
Make 3 lists- nicknames
a. a list of names for your country
b. a list of names for your city
c. a list of names for you

1-24
1. Ask a family member or friend:
a. what comes to mind when you think of Jerusalem
b. Would you travel there?







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1-17
Essay Exam Tuesday
IDs Exam Wednesday
Jesseman visit Thursday


9-1
Would you vote for the resolution if you were on the Sec. Council? Why/ Why not?
Use references to the Resolution, Kerry's speech, and Netanyahu's speech

If you'd like: More background on Settlement growth
6-1
Read the Resolution
Res 2334
OR

Finish watching Kerry's speech

5-1
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3v5OGsxETE
4-1
Watch kerry's most recent speech (we stopped at minute 14:00) keep watching till 45:00

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7AvH7CRo6A&t=600s


12-20
Which words were shared between the presentations? Which were unique?
12-16
Pick and object or place that is important to you-
Describe the object or place in detail.
Explain the story behind it- how did you come to know it?
Explain your connection to it and the feelings you have about it

12-13
a.Is the conflict in Hebron religious? Why/ Why not (you must pick a side, tell me YES or NO and why)
b. If you were to visit Abraham's Tomb (Tomb of the Patriarchs) which side would you pray on? Why?

12-7
Over the weekend, continue reading your text. Finish, at least, through the end of "December" You may read as far as you would like.
12-6
Continue writing IDs for Quiz
12-1
Pre-write your IDs for next week basked on the list we created in class
If you would like, you can split up the work with your classmates

11-30
List of 15 important terms since august
11-29
Read October

11-18
Lemon Tree

11-16
Finalize your letter and email it to me
11-15
http://www.metmuseum.org/exhibitions/listings/2016/jerusalem/exhibition-galleries

Agree/ Disagree: The exhibition tells everyone's story and no one's. Why/ why not?

What did you find that was expected? What was unexpected?

In the interview the curators say "we expect people to come with certain ideas about what they will see...we hope they will confirm those ideas and find something unexpected" What did you expect to see? What ideas did you have about what will be there?



11-11
Prepare for the exhibition
1) Write some question for the curators
2) Decide which objects or sections you are most excited to see and why
3) Look up other reviews of the exhibit
4) In the interview the curators say "we expect people to come with certain ideas about what they will see...we hope they will confirm those ideas and find something unexpected" What do you expect to see? What ideas do you have about what will be there?

http://www.metmuseum.org/exhibitions/listings/2016/jerusalem
8-11
Read and annotate through "at the playground"

4-11
Reflect on the debates, which arguments were most convincing?

Choose 1 argument from each side and write about why it was convincing:
What was the point? What was the evidence?
Track the argument by writing "they said..." "the other team responded..."

2-11
Work on your opening speech (needs to be 2 minutes)
Write for each side "we win the debate because"

1-11
Opening speeches (pro + con)


Pre-write your opening speech for each side. The speech should last at least 2 minutes. Practice saying your speech.

Follow these guidelines
1. Open with a hook- this could be a quote, an appeal to the judge
2. Introduce your side, what will you be arguing?
3. Say how many points you plan on making
4. List the points your team will make
5. talk about the kinds of evidence you will use

31-10
Resolved: (pro) US citizens should not purchase goods from Israeli Settlements
or US citizens should participate in the BDS movement against Israel

(con) US citizens should purchase goods from Israeli Settlements
or US citizens should not participate in the BDS movement against Israel

Research how Israel feels about BDS
try here:
Israel reacts to EU

From the Prime Minister :
“The E.U. should be ashamed,” Mr. Netanyahu said in a statement. “The E.U. has decided to label Israel, and we are not prepared to accept the fact that Europe is labeling the side that is being attacked by terrorism.”

28-10
Group the arguments that we wrote in class today
Due 26-10
http://www.gojerusalem.com/items/272/Pisgat-Zeev/
Read and annotate
Due 25-10
One example of BDS (this could be a company engaged in BDS, an official position on BDS or another example)

Due 24-10
P. 57 - to buy or not to buy
Write a paragraph defending each position

Due 21-10
Listen to "ice cream and tear gas"
Daily Life at Qalandiya
Due 18-10
What did we learn from the debates? What are the major arguments on either side?
After debating- what do you personally believe about checkpoints and security measures? Why?
Due 17-10
Last round of debates on Monday
Due 14-10
Reflect on the debates- what was one argument that you found compelling? What was one argument that you felt was bogus.
Due 12-10
Pre-write your opening speech for each side. The speech should last at least 2 minutes. Practice saying your speech.

Follow these guidelines
1. Open with a hook- this could be a quote, an appeal to the judge
2. Introduce your side, what will you be arguing?
3. Say how many points you plan on making
4. List the points your team will make
5. talk about the kinds of evidence you will use

Due 11-10
Write pro and con arguments for the debate next Wednesday.
“Checkpoints such as Qalandia and security measures like mapping are justified and necessary to maintain security and they protect everyone”


“Checkpoints such as qalandia and security measures are not justified jeopardize security and protect no one”
video :
Qalandiya video

Qalandiya Report:
https://machsomwatch.org/en/node/7550

Due 7-10
Reactions to mapping, qalandiya checkpoint, and the wall- Do you think these measures are justified? why or why not? write your reactions and brainstorm some pro/ con arguments

What do you think about the wall?

http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/493/picture-show
Due 5-10
Write a "Machsom watch" report about the chapter Qalandiya
Choose 2 characters and write a report about each. What happened from their perspective?
Due 4-10
Read to page 49

Due 3-10
What do we know about Jerusalem that we did not know when we started? 1-2 page response.
Due 30-9
No new homework!
Take this time to make your meeting with your teacher via email OR to work on re-writing your paper

Due 28-9
Go back to the text and find examples of mixing and layers in August

__Shofar 1__
__Shofar 2__
__Bells 1__
__Bells 2__
__Azan 1__
__Azan 2__
Due 27-9
Describe the differences between E. and W. Jerusalem as portrayed in August
OR
Describe Guy's connection to Jerusalem (or lack thereof)

Due 26-9
Decide if "they should run the marathon"- respond directly to a classmate's arguments.
Agree/ Disagree/ expand/ question
Due 23-9
Should they run the marathon?
write arguments for yes and no
Due 21-9
Be ready to defend your system of ranking stakeholders for the "marathon" article. Tomorrow we will debate the best way to rank stakeholders and we will debate the best ranking.
due 20-9
read the marathon article-follow the instructions from your packet today (also in your email)

Due 19-9
Complete "august" with annotations/ notes/ reading matrix
Due 16-9
Reading up to page 15 at least
Annotate/ complete a reading matrix to fuel our discussion Friday

Due 14-9
Update and print a draft of your introduction.
Introductions must include
a) Something from the movie "secrets of Jerusalem's holiest sites"b) Something from Benjamin's talkc) Analysis of one of the themes: Conflict or preconceptions, or layers, or perspective andd) at least 3 observations of the text (with intro, description, analysis)

Ask yourself:what is your thesis?what are your 3 observations?which theme did you choose?
Due 13-9
Homework: Complete a typed draft of your introduction

On 12-9
Reading and observations of the text
Write an introduction to the text using the pictures on the front cover and the first 6 unnumbered pages
Draft due 13-9

Due 9-9
1 question to Mr. Benjamin (email him and cc me)
Choose 2-3 terms from his presentation to research further.
Reflect "what was the thesis or theses from his presentation?"

Due 9-7
Look up "birthright"
Prepare 3 questions for R. Benjamin
Due 9-6
Quote from the end of the movie "from biblical times probably to the end of time..."
What is the thesis (or theses) of this movie? Do you agree/ disagree?

Due Friday 9-2
3 terms from movie
Due Wednesday 8-31
Do multiple (sometimes differing) perspectives mean that there is no truth?
-Use examples from the clock activity, historical interpretation and from the "would you travel to jerusalem?" homework to discuss how different perspectives affect our understanding of truth.

This is another way of asking "Since there are so many different perspectives, can we ever know anything true about Jerusalem?"

Due Tuesday 8-30
1. Read the syllabus "overview"
2. Circle key terms (look up unfamiliar words)
3. Analyze the text by selecting the most important words - Come to class ready to paraphrase

Due Monday 8-29
Thought activity:
If you were to describe DC, what would you include? How does your description of DC compare to our current description of Jerusalem?

Make a list of nicknames:
1- for you
2- for your city
3- for your country

Due Friday- 8-26
Summarize what we know about Jerusalem in ~1 page. Then write 2 questions: what is missing?
Due Thursday 8-25
Ask someone, "what are the first words that come to mind when you hear 'Jerusalem'?"
Then ask, "Would you travel there if you had the chance? Why/ Why not?"


Week of May 15
Dec/ Jan
Week of May 8
John Kerry, settlements and BDS
Week of May 1
Zionism

Week of April 24
Back to the text- oct/ nov
Week of April 17
Discussion of holidays and religious history- what is holy?