Starter: Islands and Whales note-taking guide completion (5 minutes)
Discuss starter (5 minutes)
Debrief ch. 2 homework (20 minutes)
Whole Class Discussion (5-10 minutes)
Brain Break: Walking to the Amphitheater.
Let’s head outside to Ashley's Amphitheater to apply these values/ideologies to Bundyville episode #1
Context on Bundy family Occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge from Wikipedia:
On January 2, 2016, armed militants seized and occupied the headquarters of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Harney County, Oregon, United States and continued to occupy it until law enforcement made a final arrest on February 11, 2016.Their leader was Ammon Bundy, who participated in the 2014 Bundy standoff at his father's Nevada ranch. Other members of the group were loosely affiliated with non-governmental militias and the sovereign citizen movement.
The organizers were seeking an opportunity to advance their view that the United States Forest Service (USFS), Bureau of Land Management (BLM), and other agencies are constitutionally required to turn over most of the federal public land they manage to the individual states. In 2015, the militants believed they could do this by protesting the treatment of two area ranchers convicted of federal land arson, even though the men in question, father and son Dwight and Steven Dwight Hammond, did not want their help. The occupation began when Bundy led an armed party to the refuge headquarters following a peaceful public rally in the nearby city of Burns.
Listen to Bundyville episode 1 to at least the trial start or through the first few minutes of the trial (minute 35). As students listen:
Discuss notes and reactions to the podcast and Islands and Whales
Humanities teacher at Animas High School