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2.) Post responses in complete sentences, relevant information, and vocabulary
3.) Reflect on your response, read the contributions of others, and respond like your mother will read it.
* Note images link to articles associated with the picture and the prompt. Songs and videos can be stopped and started by pushing the appropriate play/stop button.
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?
California Fair Play Act: Should student athletes get paid? Why or why not? Use evidence from the linked articles to support your response.
Are red flag laws an abuse of power? Why or why not? Explain with two pieces of evidence to support your opinion. (1 piece of evidence from article)
What should the Supreme Court Decide regarding the new laws restricting abortion? What is the name of the famous case being challenged? Use language from an amendment to justify your opinion.
Trump confirms U.S. to end nuclear arms treaty with Russia. Read the linked article then explain whether or not you agree with the President's decision and why. Use evidence from the article to support your opinion.
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!