I WOULD LIKE TO USE THE OPPORTUNITY THAT COMES WITH THIS HISTORY 240 COURSE TO INTRODUCE YOU TO THE KQED WEBSITE KNOWN AS THE CALIFORNIA REPORT (I HOPE SOME OF YOU KNOW ABOUT IT ALREADY). THIS IS A RADIO PROGRAM THAT IS ON THE AIR FOR A FEW MINUTES IN THE MORNING AND IS A HALF HOUR PROGRAM ON FRIDAY AFTERNOON. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO LISTEN TO IT ON THE RADIO; YOU CAN USE THE WEBSITE TO BROWSE ALL KINDS OF INTERESTING AND INFORMATIVE STORIES AND PODCASTS.
WHEN YOU GO TO THE WEBSITE LINK FOR THE â€œCALIFORNIA REPORTâ€ BELOW, AS YOU SCROLL DOWN YOU WILL SEE MANY RECENT ARTICLES/REPORTS ON A VARIETY OF TOPICS HAVING TO DO WITH CALIFORNIA ISSUES/EXPERIENCES.
LINK KQED CALIFORNIA REPORT
I WOULD LIKE YOU TO CHOOSE A REPORT/ARTICLE/PODCAST THAT CATCHES YOUR ATTENTION AND COMPLETE A 300 WORD RESPONSE ON THE TOPIC/STORY YOU HAVE CHOSEN. REMEMBER TO INCLUDE TWO QUOTES FROM YOUR CHOICE AND INCLUDE TWO PEER REPLIES. BELOW ARE SOME GUIDELINES TO FOLLOW AS YOU COMPOSE YOUR RESPONSE:
â€¢ PUT THE TITLE OF YOUR CHOICE AT THE TOP OF THE PAPER WITH THE DATE IT APPEARED.
- Why did you choose THIS article/ video/ podcast?
- What is the article about?
- What is its connection to life in California?
- Is it focusing on something unique to the state?
- Does the topic connect personally to your own life?
- Do you have a response to the topic that is similar or different to the author?
- Did you learn something that you didn’t know before?
- Your response should be at least 300 words long and use correct grammar and spelling.
- Please include at least two quotes (with page numbers) from the report to support your argument.
- You will not be able to see the responses of your classmates until you have submitted your post.
- Once you have submitted, read and respond with at least two peer replies.
- This is a graded discussion so please consult the rubric below. To start responding click the reply button at the bottom of this page.