Starter: What notes did you take on the "1619" podcast yesterday?
Finish last 7 minutes of "1619" Podcast
1. Update on homework (See bottom of today's blog or Homework page)
2. Potential Field Trip Announcement:
Why Chaco? (From https://www.sanjuancitizens.org/chaco)
Chaco Canyon is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, National Historical Park, and Dark Sky Park in the heart of the San Juan Basin. From 850 to 1250 A.D. the Chacoan peoples constructed many great houses in Chaco Canyon. The center core of the Canyon receives the most attention, but “Greater Chaco” encompasses a vast treasure of over 230 outlier settlements. The massive structures, connected by a web of ancient roads, are internationally recognized architectural and engineering wonders, the purpose and use of which remain a mystery.
In addition to vast cultural resources, Chaco Canyon is home to many living native communities. Over two dozen tribes still hold the region sacred and many people use the cultural sites for ceremonies and celebrations.
For decades the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has prioritized oil and gas development in the area. This development has been reckless, badly planned, egged on by corrupt officials, and enabled by shady laws. Local communities, cultural resources, and the environment have been pushed aside in the interest of oil and gas.
Time to work on Justice Monologues #1
TRANSITION! Context on The Shanta Foundation
Tomorrow, from 10:30-11:15, we'll be in the Commons with the entire grade to hear from people from Myanmar who run the Shanta Foundation. This is an awesome opportunity to learn about one type of approach to solving poverty, which many people believe is an issue of injustice on a global scale. There are many different approaches to combating poverty, from government loans, to military interventions, to handing out donations. Think about whether you think the Shanta Foundation has an effective approach.
Shanta Foundation's GUIDING PRINCIPLES
Hop on to the above linked website, which describes Shanta Foundation's core values (or guiding principles). Read each one, and then discuss with your neighbor how those principles reflect the organization's views of Justice. How does each principle relate to justice or showcase how the organization thinks about justice?
Introduction to our next course book: Justice: What's the Right Thing to Do? by Harvard Professor, Michael Sandel and we'll start reading it aloud in class.
*Note: 1-5 means pages 1 THROUGH page 5 (including page 5) but start and end reading at obvious section titles
By FRIDAY, you're required to only read these pages, but I recommend reading the entire chapter! (22 pages total)
REVIEW HOMEWORK FOR THE WEEK (and pass out books)
Humanities teacher at Animas High School