<![CDATA[Mr. Tobias - Kaiserslautern High School - APLAC]]>Fri, 04 Mar 2016 00:07:24 -0800Weebly<![CDATA[Reminder from Mr. Tobias]]>Tue, 12 Nov 2013 03:07:15 GMThttp://tobiaskhs.weebly.com/aplac/reminder-from-mr-tobiasPicture
This is just to serve as a reminder that all students should be completing the double entry journals associated with the independent reading books you selected.  If you are falling behind please be sure you dedicate more time to this assignment in the immediate future.  Remember - you owe 50 quoatations and 50 responses.  Due dates can be found in the previous post.

Hope you all are doing great!

<![CDATA[Independent Reading Essay]]>Thu, 31 Oct 2013 09:41:52 GMThttp://tobiaskhs.weebly.com/aplac/independent-reading-essayPicture
Attached you will find the info sheet on the essay you must complete following the reading of your independent reading novel.  

Please read the info sheet carefully and make sure you adhere to all of the instructions.  If any of the potential essay topics are unclear - leave a comment on this post and I will try to respond.  

Please note that the essay is due the day you return from the Thanksgiving holidad

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<![CDATA[Independent Reading - Double Entry Journal Template and Information]]>Thu, 31 Oct 2013 09:30:15 GMThttp://tobiaskhs.weebly.com/aplac/independent-reading-double-entry-journal-template-and-informationPicture

Attached you will find a copy of the reflection journal template complete with instructions.  Please download this file and use it as your guide.  Remember, each student is responsible for completing 50 quotations and 50 reflections.  Each reflection should be in the neighborhood of 6-9 sentences.

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<![CDATA[Argument Evaluation - Jamie Oliver]]>Tue, 22 Oct 2013 07:33:34 GMThttp://tobiaskhs.weebly.com/aplac/argument-evaluation-jamie-oliverPicture
Evaluate the argument presented today in class.  Write a 350-400 word argument evaluation in which you identify the tone, appeals used as well as any other rhetorical elements.

In addition evaluate the overall effectiveness of the argument. What was the speaker's purpose?  What was the presented solution? Were some parts stronger than others?  Were you persuaded, why or why not?

In case you need to access the video please follow the link below:


<![CDATA[The Social Contract Book 4 Assertion Journal]]>Thu, 10 Oct 2013 12:07:11 GMThttp://tobiaskhs.weebly.com/aplac/the-social-contract-book-4-assertion-journalPicture
Book 4 assertions are due on Wed/Thurs.  In addition to your assertions, the test review and test will be given next week.

<![CDATA[The Social Contract Book 3 Assertion Journal]]>Fri, 04 Oct 2013 06:48:08 GMThttp://tobiaskhs.weebly.com/aplac/the-social-contract-book-3-assertion-journalPicture
Assertion Journals for Book 3 of The Social Contract are due on Tuesday/Wednesday of next week.  

PLEASE NOTE:  You must complete 20 ASSERTIONS and RESPONSES for Book 3.

<![CDATA[The Social Contract - Book 2]]>Fri, 27 Sep 2013 06:11:56 GMThttp://tobiaskhs.weebly.com/aplac/the-social-contract-book-2Picture
All APLAC students should be aware that the assertion journal for Book 2 The Social Contract will be due on Wednesday/Thursday of next week (10/2-10/3).  As with Book 1 - all students are expected to complete 15 assertions and reflections.  Please note - all assertion journals must be completed using the Word template provided.  Please see the post below to download the template. 

<![CDATA[Rousseau - The Social Contract - Book 1]]>Tue, 24 Sep 2013 10:14:39 GMThttp://tobiaskhs.weebly.com/aplac/rousseau-the-social-contract-book-1Picture
Copies of The Social Contract by Jean-Jacques Rousseau will be issued this week in APLAC.  If you were absent on the day the book was assigned, please obtain a copy from me as soon as possible.

We will have several brief in-class discussions regarding Rousseau's political philosophy.  A majority of the reading will be done out of class.  

As you read Book 1, you will need to find at least 15 assertions suitable for a double entry journal.  Each assertion should warrant a full paragraph of analysis or reflection.  The completed double entry journal will be due on Monday/Tuesday of next week.  Please note - your 15 assertions must be from Book 1 only.

Assertion journals will be discussed in more detail in class but I have attached the template to this post for your convenience.  Please make sure to save a copy of this template so that it can be used each time assertion journals are required.

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<![CDATA[Thomas Paine - Common Sense]]>Mon, 16 Sep 2013 06:28:50 GMThttp://tobiaskhs.weebly.com/aplac/thomas-paine-common-sensePicture
Analyze and explain the following statements from Thomas Paine in chapter 1 of Common Sense.  Each explanation and analysis should be at least one half page.  In addition, find a third statement made by Paine and analyze it as well.

Be sure to include the statement at the beginning of each analysis.

1.  “Here then is the ori­gin and rise of gov­ern­ment; namely, a mode ren­dered nec­es­sary by the in­abil­ity of moral virtue to gov­ern the world.”

2.  “There is some­thing ex­ceed­ingly ridicu­lous in the com­po­si­tion of monar­chy; it first ex­cludes a man from the means of in­for­ma­tion, yet em­pow­ers him to act in cases where the high­est judg­ment is re­quired.”

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<![CDATA[Martin Amis - Fear and Loathing]]>Mon, 09 Sep 2013 07:09:15 GMThttp://tobiaskhs.weebly.com/aplac/martin-amis-fear-and-loathingPicture
Please click the link below to access the 9/11 reflection by Martin Amis.  This article will be read and discussed in class.  Please read actively and take notes - pay special attention to rhetorical devices and appeals.

For homework, write a 400 word reflection in which you discuss the diction, tone and appeals.  At the end of your reflection, discuss the meaning of the following sentences:  "All over again the west confronts an irrationalist, agonistic, theocratic/ ideocratic system which is essentially and unappeasably opposed to its existence. The old enemy was a superpower; the new enemy isn't even a state".  Due Wed/Thur.

CLICK HERE for the article.