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In coming full circle, the trajectory from the Declaration of Independence 200 years ago to the declaration of interdependence that was sounded on September 11 opens an opportunity for us as educators to seize the initiative to make civic education central again. The opportunity to free education from the commercializers and privatizers, to take it back for civic education and for our children, and to make the schools of America and the world the engines of democracy and liberty and freedom that they were supposed to be. And that's not just an abstraction. That starts with addressing commercialization directly: confronting Channel One and the food court at your local college, the malling of your cafeterias, and the sellout of corporate research.

Benjamin R. Barber, "The Educated Student: Global Citizen or Global Consumer?"

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Syllabus

Day to Day Calendar

MLA Essay Template

MLA Template (startup format)

MLA Works Cited Page

Liberalism Defined


Essay Assignments

Education Critique Essay
Peer Group Checklist

American Dream Essay
Peer Group Checklist

Race and Multiculturalism Essay
Peer Group Checklist

How I assign letter grades guide

Grading Sheets
Summary
Essay 1
Essay 2

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Faith Ringgold painting

Miscellaneous Handouts

How to Revise an Essay

The PIE Paragraph Structure

Thesis Statements

Topic Sentences

Writing the In-class Essay

Noam Chomsky Biography

Footnotes to Understanding Power

Take Home Final

Channel One Youtube video


Curriculum Essays

• "A Liberalism of Heart..." Henry Louis Gates Jr.
Summary Checklist
• "Reclaiming the University for..." Noam Chomsky
• "Brown vs. Board of Education..." Nanette Asimov
• "Can a New Race Surmount..." Ellis Cose
Dictionary on Race
• "Eugenics and the Nazis" Edwin Black
• "Race is Not a Social Construct" Robert Locke

Faith Ringgold painting