Mrs. Ikahihifo

World & U.S. History

Assignment for 1/18/19

Please watch the videos below and answer the follow-up questions on a separate sheet of paper.

Your answers are due at the end of the period. Please turn them into your class drawer.

See you on Tuesday!

Mrs. Ika & Mr. Thompson

WHAT IS GOING ON?!

As of today, the government has been shut down for a total of 28 DAYS -- the LONGEST government shutdown in American history! Today, you will be watching news videos from a variety of sources to try and answer the question that has led to a historic government shutdown: What's really going on down at the Mexican-American Border? And what can be done to fix it?

(1) Select a question to answer from the options below:

  • Do you think the reasons being given are justified? Why?
  • Who do you believe is more at fault for the shutdown: Republicans or Democrats? Why?

Follow the 3 Steps of Arguing Like A Historian:

  1. Make a CLAIM
  2. Select ONE piece of EVIDENCE
  3. WARRANT your evidence with TWO supporting facts and/or personal experiences.

(2) Select a question to answer from the options below:

  • Who benefits the most from this "immigrant Oasis"?
  • Why do you think people are willing to pay thousands of dollars despite all the recorded dangers of crossing the border illegally?

Follow the 3 Steps of Arguing Like A Historian:

  1. Make a CLAIM
  2. Select ONE piece of EVIDENCE
  3. WARRANT your evidence with TWO supporting facts and/or personal experiences.
Inside the Sinaloa Cartel's drug operations fueling US's heroin addiction_ Night.mp4

(3) Select a question to answer from the options below:

  • Many of the cartel members being interviewed acknowledge that they are supplying dangerous and deadly substances to the United States. What do you think makes them continue to do this, even when they feel some guilt for the lives lost?
  • Were you shocked by any moments in this clip? Why or why not?

Follow the 3 Steps of Arguing Like A Historian:

  1. Make a CLAIM
  2. Select ONE piece of EVIDENCE
  3. WARRANT your evidence with TWO supporting facts and/or personal experiences.