Exploratory assignments

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Exploratory assignments are designed to give students the opportunity to further develop their reading and writing skills in real-life settings/ situations. The assignment is worth 3 points, and the projects will lead students on different adventures.

Assignment:

View the following link of an interview with author, Ishmael Beah:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nx37eVo23Zw (Copy/ paste into the webs browser)

In addition, take a look at the additional resources available through the links on this Homepage: http://faculty.ccbcmd.edu/cbc/cbc09_author.html (Copy/ paste into the web browser)

Answer the following questions using complete sentences:

1.  In a paragraph (5 – 6 sentences), describe how Ishmael Beah was victimized (i.e. a victim)? Please illustrate your answer with at least three examples from his life.

2.  After viewing the material on Ishmael Beah’s life (view several, or all, of the links from the Homepage/ above), write three surprising facts you learned about Ishmael Beah and Sierra Leone?

3.  View the following link:

Author and Sierra Leone war refugee Ishmael Beah reads an excerpt from his book, A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3OcYVQ9o3o

Is this a book you might want to read? Why? Why not?

4.  Is there an issue in your community (i.e. Greenmount Ave., Edmonson Village,  Baltimore, Maryland, and/ or the United States) that you feel is victimizing people, maybe even you? What is the issue? What can be done to stop/ change it?


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