Core 1:

  1. Share-on: Reveal to at least two other people the progress of your persuasive weekend. Were you able to persuade your family/friend to do a piece of work for you without resorting to fallacious means?
  2. What would it take to persuade this person to permanently take over your duties from you (persuade them forever)?
    1. How can a character or person really change?
    2. How do you know that they have changed?
  3. Introduce the concept of multicultural novels, change and persuasion.
  4. Extensions:
    • Start reading your multicultural novel and pick a character to monitor change and persuasion.

Core 2:

  1. Write-on: What does a music review have to have in it?
  2. Write a paragraph review of this music video.
  3. What are the other angles that you can come at in order to write a good music review?
    • Background?
    • Personal?
    • Specific?
    • Instrumental?
    • Fanatic?
  4. Bring in iPod to review 30 sec clips to see who can come up with the most creative review.
  5. Extensions:
    • Write a review of an album (or song) that you truly love.

Core 3:

  1. Write-on: How does a person’s environment affect their speech?
  2. Listen to and watch the speeches by FDR and fill out the Speech Analysis Form.
    1. Address at Hyde Park, New York.
    2. Statement on Signing the Social Security Act.
  3. Compare and contrast FDR’s speech after the Pearl Harbor attacks with George W. Bush’s Speech after the 9/11 attacks.
  4. Discuss the speeches in terms of change, tradition, and sacrificing individual needs for the needs of many.
  5. Extensions:
    • Finish the Speech Analysis Form.

Core 4:

  1. Write-on: How can the specific words that we use affect how persuasive we are in our writing or speaking?
  2. Read “Tom Sawyer Whitewashing the Fence.”
    1. Does Tom make fallacious arguments or real ones?
    2. How does he convince others to do his work for him?
  3. Extensions:
    • Write out an answer to the following question: What is the one chore or experience that you would rather anyone else do but you?

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