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We were lucky enough to have CNN and Brenau University speaker Slma Shelbayah come to North Cobb to speak to our students about her global awareness, media background, and her passion for preventing global conflict and cultural awareness. In the comments below, discuss what you found particularly interesting about the experience and ask any remaining questions to one another or to the whole group about what you heard.
In addition, consider sending Ms. Shelbayah and email thanking her for your time and ask any questions you thought of after the fact or couldn't get one in because Dylan was hogging the spotlight (jk, Dylan--we love you). Here's her email: Slma@SlmaShelbayah.com.
Here's her website as well: http://slmashelbayah.com
Now that you have finished reading Freakonomics, make an argument about the authors' voice in the text.
What is unique about the voice?
What tone does the text generate?
Then, in a well-developed, concise paragraph, make an argument as to why this text needs to be taught in an AP English Language classroom. Think about our foundations of rhetoric and about the course's thematic setup.
Once you have posted, you are not finished. You will need to engage in a lively conversation (and potential debate) with at least two other people from class on this message board.
Your post is due by midnight, 10/11. Happy blogging!
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