Media Listening Group Discussion May 29th 2014

Thursday 29th Group Discussion Answers media listen small group thu 29 all

Audio Files

http://yourlisten.com/cbskesl/20140502mecincodemayowhoseholidayisitanyway

http://yourlisten.com/cbskesl/20140521mesupremecourtrulingnotenoughtopreventdebto

Supreme Court Ruling Not Enough – transcript (no questions – only the two transcripts)

 

Discussion Questions

Debtors Prisons”

  1. What is a debtors prison?
  2. Do you think prisons are an effective way of handling such crimes?
  3. Is the US government being fiscally responsible by applying such measures?
  4. Do you think the justice system in the USA is in need of reform? What recommendations would you give?
  5. According to the International Centre for Prison Studies, the United States imprisons more people than which 2 autocratic countries? (the answer is not in this article – you’ll have to work it out 🙂 Is it really home of the free?
  6. To add insult to injury, one year after Kyle Dewitt was released from jail, what happened to him?

Cinco De Mayo”

  1. What does Cinco De Mayo celebrate?
  2. What does “it’s a kind of David and Goliath moment” mean?
  3. In your opinion, what differences do you think there are between Mexicans and Mexican-Americans? What differences are there between Koreans and Korean-Americans?
  4. What kind of cultures shocks have you experienced? Reverse culture shock?
  5. Do you think it matters if festivals or celebrations (like Cinco De Mayo) have been ‘adapted’ or ‘changed’ to fit into another culture?

 

Prezi Chapter 12

http://prezi.com/l6p708to1tro/edit/#4_24309637

 

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