Module 4 Worksheet
Answer the questions:
Why did the Continental Congress believe that their actions had to be shown as “necessary”? (What was the ideological basis for that belief?)
How do we know that Jefferson intended the Declaration to be read not only in silence but aloud as well? (In other words, what evidence supports that claim?)
Why did Jefferson believe that the situation required a thorough list of the acts which had compelled the colonists to declare independence when he had not included such detail in the justification for independence?
What is a “candid” world? (What does the phrase mean in this context?)
Why did Jefferson use the phrases “He is” and “He has” repetitively?
Why did Jefferson use the term “swarm” to describe something that, in reality, involved relatively few people?
Jefferson closed with the phrase “our sacred honor.” What did this mean? (You need to define what the phrase meant to the men of the times and what was the importance of including this phrase in the Declaration.)
- Write an article “Why there is a worldwide shortage of vanilla” by C.D. in The Economist.
- What were the most surprising things you learned from this article?
- Write a research essay explaining how one theme in the novel Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler provides insight into or comments on our contemporary world.
- Write a book review of the insecure city: space, power, and mobility in Beirut.
- What is most important to you about a bank – swag/freebies, customer service, lowest/competitive rates, or ease of online access/app usage?
- Briefly describe other elements of the work(s): the form, the style of language, verisimilitude, and other elements we’ve discussed in class.
- Write a research paper on drug use among first generation college student.
- Explain why Recreational Marijuana Should Be Legal?
- Write a research paper on whether the healthcare should be a fundamental human right.
- Discuss some of the factors that lead to the acceptance of false beliefs as well as some of the factors that lead us to recognize and reject false beliefs.