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government discussion board #1

19 Mar

So the discussion board consists of two parts. First part is analyzing a video, the second is writing an opinion about other classmate’s analysis on video. Each part has nine questions, and each part should be at least 900 words. So, 1800 words in total minimum.

HERE ARE THE INSTRUCTIONS:

Instructions:

1)   Log on to http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/view/ which is the website for PBS Frontline.  You will need JAVA and/or Flash Player in order to stream the video from your computer.

2)   If the above link is broken then google PBS Frontline Archives.  Click on the link and there you will find the list of videos available to view.  Type in the title of the video in the search box or scroll through the videos to find it.

3)   Select and view the video listed below.

4)   Answer the questions found in the template below.  You must type the questions and answers in the forum. Please note I will not accept any analyses that are submitted as attachments.  Make sure you post your response in the forum.

5)   Remember you are required to read and provide brief critical reactions to at least one of your classmate’s analysis.

6)   Once you post your analysis in the forum and respond to your classmate(s), you are done with this assignment.

 

      Title – Trump’s Road to the White House – January 24, 2017

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/film/trumps-road-to-the-white-house/

Template for Analyzing the Video

1)  State as accurately as possible the video’s purpose for presenting this information.  Explain your analysis/answer in five (5) or more sentences.

2)  What is the video attempting to convey and from what perspective is it presenting the information?  Provide your analysis/answer in five (5) or more sentences.

3)  What key question can you develop from the content presented in the article?  Provide your question and then your analysis/answer in five (5) or more sentences.

4)  What are the most important ideas you would have to understand in order to understand the video’s line of reasoning?  Provide your analysis/answer in five (5) or more sentences.

5)  What is the video failing to address (what might be questioned)?  Provide your analysis/answer in five (5) or more sentences.

6)  What consequences are likely to follow if people take the video’s line of reasoning seriously? Provide your analysis/answer in five (5) or more sentences.

7)  What consequences are likely to follow if people ignore the video’s reasoning?  Provide your analysis/answer in five (5) or more sentences.

8)  Identify the key conclusions the video comes to and presents?  Provide your analysis/answer in five (5) or more sentences.

9)  What facts, experiences, or data is the video using to support its conclusions?  Provide your analysis/answer in five (5) or more sentences.

The questions below are to be used as the framework for responding to at least one of your classmate’s posting.  That is, select a posting you wish to respond to then evaluate the work and answer the following questions.  Be sure to address the questions to your classmate and make it relevant to his/her work.  You are required to provide a minimum of (5) five sentences for each question (#1 – #8) posted below and to respond to at least to one of your classmates.  Let’s have some fun with this while providing critical and relevant policy discussions and remember to respect all viewpoints.

1) What is your classmate presenting as his/her main idea/purpose?  Explain your analysis/answer in five (5) or more sentences.

2) What question is your classmate attempting to answer?  Provide at least 4 alternate questions for the author.

3) What information does your classmate provide as a basis for arriving at his/her own conclusion?  Explain your analysis/answer in five (5) or more sentences.

4) What are the main conclusions or inferences made by your classmate?  Explain your analysis/answer in five (5) or more sentences.

5) What are the main ideas that guide your classmate’s thinking?  Explain your analysis/answer in five (5) or more sentences.

6) What does your classmate take for granted?  Explain your analysis/answer in five (5) or more sentences.

7) What is your classmate’s perspective and how is s/he seeing it?  Explain your analysis/answer in five (5) or more sentences.

8) If your classmate is correct (or insightful), what are some implications we should recognize?  Explain your analysis/answer in five (5) or more sentences.

(source: The Thinker’s Guide to The Art of Asking Essential Questions by 2010 by Dr. Linda Elder and Dr. Richard Paul)

HERE IS CLASSMATE’S ANALYSIS: “1.State as accurately as possible the video’s purpose for presenting this information.  Explain your analysis/answer in five (5) or more sentences. This videos purpose was to inform us on how Trump won the Presidential election. How most thought Trump would lose major states but somehow still won. Trumps supporters supported him through the beginning but after his election most realized thats not who they should have voted for. But ones who had voted for him were all up for Trump to take the Presidential election. Overall the video shows us how he controlled the election by keeping his competitors under him.

2.What is the video attempting to convey and from what perspective is it presenting the information?  Provide your analysis/answer in five (5) or more sentences. The video is attempting to inform Trumps power he had in the election and how he attacked anyone and anything that would get in his way. He was very dark with the way he would handle negative comments about him, and didnt care what he would say he would just say it without a thought. And thats why I think people voted for him mostly. He was confident when he spoke thats what the people like. The information was presented was given to us by his own party leaders and authors and reporters from what they witnessed and what they know about the Donald.

3.   What key question can you develop from the content presented in the article?  Provide your question and then your analysis/answer in five (5) or more sentences. “Why Donald Trump for President?”

Even though he was being racist, very unprofessional for a presidential candidate why choose Trump? His own party thought he failed after some things Trump would do! The groups that were pro Trump knew how to make some noise and really stand by their leaders side regardless of what he would say and on off television.

4.  What are the most important ideas you would have to understand in order to understand the video’s line of reasoning?  Provide your analysis/answer in five (5) or more sentences

The most important ideas to understand in order to understand the videos reasoning would have to be the major idea of how Trump didn’t give up even though there was so many negative things said and being done by Trump. He broke alot of rules in the election and showed no respect to his competitors or the opposing voters. He made himself sound like he knew what he was saying but in reality he isn’t capable of running this Nation!

5What is the video failing to address (what might be questioned)?  Provide your analysis/answer in five (5) or more sentences.

The video overall explained everything very clearly and gave me a more better understanding of the election. One thing the video failed to address was how his voters felt after Trump had one. It would give the viewers a understanding of how they feel towards Trump now that he’s our President. Has he

fulfilled what he said ? Or has he failed his voters?

6What consequences are likely to follow if people take the video’s line of reasoning seriously? Provide your analysis/answer in five (5) or more sentences.

The consequences that are going to follow if people take the videos line of reasoning seriously is already done I’d say. Trump winning the election should be an eye opener for the American people. Trump represented hate in my opinion.If he won there must be a lot of hating going around in the U.S to make a man like Trump our President.

7  What consequences are likely to follow if people ignore the video’s reasoning?  Provide your analysis/answer in five (5) or more sentences.

If people ignore the videos reasoning then we might have another President like Trump once again. Maybe even a worse President if we don’t pay attention to what we are being told. In this video it gave us the insides of the election and we should use these kinds of videos to improve who we want to be our President. If we ignore this then we might be stuck once again.

8  Identify the key conclusions the video comes to and presents?  Provide your analysis/answer in five (5) or more sentences.

They key conclusion the video came to was Hillary being involved with Russia. Which completely threw her off the charts. Which handed Trump the Presidency. He used that as a major factor to make the people think she’s not fit to be the President of the U.S. He made her sound like she was a threat to the U.S for being involved with Russia, that just crushed her position and made Trump ontop.

9 What facts, experiences, or data is the video using to support its conclusions?  Provide your analysis/answer in five (5) or more sentences.

One fact that the video uses to support the conclusion. The FBI report given out about Hillary being involved with Russia and some emails being sent back and forth which she is unacceptable for a candidate to be doing. Its a major factor because it got the FBI involved and after she was exposed her chance of being President was offically tooken from her.”

 
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