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3.) Reflect on your response, read the contributions of others, and respond like your mother will read it.
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Politics and Power 2021: Biden-Harris Inauguration. What did you notice? What do you wonder? What stands out to you? What do you want or expect to happen next? Use evidence to support your opinion.
Politics and Power 2021: The US Capitol was momentarily overtaken on January 6, 2021. What has happened? Use evidence from one or more of the images to support your position. Provide an opinion and predict what will happen next.
Election 2020: Joe Biden and Kamala Harris declare victory in the 2020 election while President Trump disputes the results. What are your thoughts about this event? Cite evidence to support your opinion.
Based upon the information that you know. Who in your opinion "won" and/or lost the Presidential debates? Who will win the election? Why? Provide a clear example with evidence to support your opinion.
America 2020: Choose a news story and identify the source, main idea, and use supporting evidence to contribute your opinion on its current or future impact.
America 2020: Choose ONE or more images and explain what you see and what you think it means? Be specific and cite your evidence for believing the way you do. What would you like to see happen in the USA in the future?
Social Unrest 2020: What are your thoughts about the recent unrest in Los Angeles and across the country? Why do you believe it is happening? What will lead it to stop?
Coronavirus Pandemic 2020: What are your thoughts about this ongoing event? What are your thoughts about social distancing and digital learning? What do you think about government imposed quarantines and border closures?
Hello Educators! What do you see, what does it mean, and why does it matter? Please click an image and review the article if want to add evidence to your position. Thank you for your participation.
Articles of Impeachment: House Dems Unveil Two Articles of Impeachment. What is your opinion? What do you predict will happen next?
Media and Presentations
Civil Rights by Tony Lawson
First Presidents by Tony Lawson 5/5/2020
Locke High School Social Distancing Motivation Video
by Tony Lawson 4/20/2020
LA Galaxy Racial Townhall (2020)
Greetings, beautiful people!!! My name is Mr. Lawson and I am a veteran educator with over 16 years of experience within the classroom. Twelve years of my service has been at the historic Alain Leroy Locke High School in Los Angeles.
"Why COVID-19 is Hitting us Now"
by Alanna Shaikh - March 2020
"This is America"
by Childish Gambino
I am strong, healthy, and wise because I stand on the shoulders of Giants!