Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Assignments for Thursday, February 17, 2011

  • Finish evaluating all web sources (if we don't finish in class)
  • Learn the following vocabulary words: cite, demographic, fascist, indifference, maternal, paternal, procreation, subsidy, unwitting
  • Read over LBH Ch. 46 (pp. 644-90). Make sure you understand the general idea of citing sources by the MLA format and be prepared to format a few example sources in an open-book quiz
  • Read "The Parent Trap"
  • Writing assignment: Answer each of the following questions with one to three sentences. I’ll take up your responses at the beginning of class:
    1. What is the main idea of "The Parent Trap"?
    2. Why are children no longer an economic boost to families?
    3. Who is Vladamir Putin?
    4. What are some of the “social costs” of parenting in the U.S.?
    5. What is evidence that parenting has declined in prestige in recent decades?
    6. What recommendations does Reynolds suggest to remedy the parent trap?

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