There are many schools that ban books they feel are not appropriate for the school setting. These books have included the Harry Potter series, Twilight, and To Kill a Mockingbird. There are even books that governments have banned! What do you think about banning books? Is there ever a reason to do this? Are there books that don’t belong in school? Who should make these choices?
54 Free Speech
In America we have the right to free speech, right? What types of things are you not free to say even here? How would your life be different if your government didn’t allow you to say what you think? What happens to people who speak out in places it isn’t allowed? Why would they bother if they know the consequences?
55 Laws vs freedom
Laws are put in place to protect us, right? What about laws that seem to step on our freedoms. Many feel the laws in Arizona about immigration encourage racial profiling and the new airline security protocols invade our privacy. Can a government go too far in protecting us? How can this be dangerous to your freedoms?
56 Government free right
Write about your feelings of our government. Do these differ from your parents or are they the same? What do you think would improve our system? Use your freedom of speech!
Vocabulary Workbook due dates
Unit 4 p56 12/7
Unit 4 p 57 12/9
Unit 4 Test 12/14
Book report Essay due no later then Dec 13th. No late work will be accepted.