Free ANG Text: American Government and Politics in the Information Age

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

American Government and Politics in the Information Age
 
https://open.umn.edu/opentextbooks/BookDetail.aspx?bookId=64

South China Sea Simulation

You are Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs. in the U.S. Department of State. Your task is to write a policy memo to the NSC that is no longer than three pages. The memo must identity which country has the best claim under international law to territory in the South China Sea and explain why that claim is the best. 

http://activelearningps.com/2017/05/15/south-china-sea-simulation-part-1/

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2012/05/31/world/asia/Territorial-Claims-in-South-China-Sea.html

https://www.cfr.org/asia-and-pacific/chinas-maritime-disputes/p31345/#!/

http://www.businessinsider.com/tensions-in-the-south-china-sea-explained-in-18-maps-2015-1

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Territorial_disputes_in_the_South_China_Sea  

https://amti.csis.org/

Media Bias & fake news

Saturday, June 17, 2017

How media literacy can help students discern fake news
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4fwJHhv6ZY

How media literacy can help students discern fake news
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/media-literacy-can-help-students-discern-fake-news/ 

Why conservatives might be more likely to fall for fake news
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/12/07/why-conservatives-might-be-more-likely-to-fall-for-fake-news/?utm_term=.ac4ee464e053 

Why Fake News Targeted Trump Supporters
 https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2017/02/why-fake-news-targeted-trump-supporters/515433/

Why 'fake news' is now ensnaring liberals
https://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Politics/2017/0207/Why-fake-news-is-now-ensnaring-liberals

Affluent and College-Educated Liberals Most Likely to Fall for the Left’s ‘Fake News’
 http://conservativetribune.com/60-minutes-who-falls-fake-news/

The rise of left-wing, anti-Trump fake news
 http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-trending-39592010

Liberals Are Just as Guilty of Falling for Fake News as Conservatives

Fake news for liberals: misinformation starts to lean left under Trump 

The left's emerging 'fake news' problem
http://www.businessinsider.com/fake-news-left-liberal-problem-2016-12

Report: Anything That Challenges Your Worldview Is Fake News


iCivics- Media Literacy
https://www.icivics.org/teachers/lesson-plans/propaganda-whats-message

Unlisted video with Brian Dean

Campus speech

Campus speech articles

http://www.catholicworldreport.com/2017/05/22/the-right-to-non-free-speech-and-the-rise-of-one-party-universities/

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/liberal-but-not-tolerant-on-the-nations-college-campuses/2016/02/11/0f79e8e8-d101-11e5-88cd-753e80cd29ad_story.html?utm_term=.cd1e449f2511

For One Scholar, an Online Stoning Tests the Limits of Public Scholarship
http://www.chronicle.com/article/For-One-Scholar-an-Online/240384


Can Jonathan Haidt Calm the Culture Wars?
http://www.chronicle.com/article/The-Gadfly/240311

How a Campus Fight Drove 2 Left-Leaning Professors to Fox News
June 09, 2017 

For months Bret Weinstein and Heather Heying had worried that Evergreen State College was spiraling out of control. When Tucker Carlson’s producer came calling, they were “horrified” by the decision they faced.
  http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-a-Campus-Fight-Drove-2/240314

I teach them all the good I can, and recommend them to others from whom I think they will get some moral benefit. And the treasures that the wise men of old have left us in their writings I open and explore with my friends. If we come on any good thing, we extract it, and we set much store on being useful to one another. - Socrates, Memorabilia
 
 
 
What we maintain is that in none of the problems of life can men afford to lose sight of the storehouse bequeathed to them by the ancients. In the complexus of everything which differentiates man from the brute creation, the voice of antiquity must be heard...

-H. Browne, quoted in "Classics and Citizenship" The Classical Quarterly, 1920