Friday, May 5, 2017

Stand Up, Speak, and Field Questions: May 5, 2017

Focus: How do I help an audience to think better or differently about something?

1. Warming up with post-viewing responses to Blackfish

2. Analyzing and evaluating Blackfish in a 20-minute Socratic seminar; turning in tracking sheets

3. Giving one-minute speeches to other students who share your rhetorical appeal; following up with one-minute panel discussions
  • As you listen, think of (and possibly jot down) 1-2 questions to ask of the speaker that relate directly to the speech. The tone of your questions should match the tone of the speech.
4. Reflecting on your second one-minute speech with the American Lit speech rubric

HW:
Assigned book club syllabus and reading for MONDAY MONDAY MONDAY MONDAY.

For students with school-issued Chromebooks:


  1. You will only need your Chromebook for this class if you need it to prepare your speech. You will otherwise not need it on the last day of class nor during finals.
  2. Please turn in your Chromebook as early as possible based on your needs for other finals.
  3. If your Chromebook is damaged or lost, come see us before finals week.
  4. You now turn in your Chromebook to the library, not to your English teacher.


23 comments:

  1. Animals that kill humans tend to be put down, why weren't the killer whales pu down for killing trainers? If my dog bites another person he could (probably would) be euthanized

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    1. I think that this is because whales are a lot more expensive than dogs.

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  2. I do feel like the movie wanted to put the trainers in the role of "victim," which they kind of were. BUT, if I were taking that job, I might have asked my employer, "how many accidents have there been? What kind of protocol has been developed to prevent these from happening again?"

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    1. I think that the there is a protocol is your a good swimmer your hired that is what it says.

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  3. Why do you think Seaworld didnt really change any regulations/rules until this documentary was made?

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    1. The issues hadn't really been publicized yet.

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  4. I think they hid the things Tilikum did from the public because they wanted people to come the park. They didn't tell the trainers because they didn't want them to quit.

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    1. I think that this should be illegal honestly. The trainers should have asked but the workplace wanted labor over lives, thats not morally right

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  5. To what extent should the government regulate business practices of animal based companies like SeaWorld?

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    1. I don't think the government should get involved too much, because then it cold get complicated and in the end SeaWorld would do what they want

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  6. I was kind of surprised that they still kept Tilikum even when they knew about the other incidents with him. I understand that they would want to keep him for profit, since Tilikum brought in a lot of attraction. But you'd think that SeaWorld would want to protect and keep their trainers safe.

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    1. I almost feel they would have gotten more attention about the situation by killing him. And they do not want more attention.

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  7. Do you think that if we really want to learn about animals we should go to their habitat why or why not?

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  8. Tilikum killed her because they starve the animals when they mess up.

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  9. One question I had during the movie was, were the trainers naive and stupid in a way thinking that they had a legitimate connection to the whales? It really seemed to me like the whales didn't kill the trainers because they provided food. Dawn was killed because she ran out of food, and if she had been training with Tilikum for so many years, it's strange that he would attack her over a simple show.

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  10. Why was the use of Orcas the original idea? Humans knew that they are predators but still decided to use them as entertainment. How is this different to using sharks or something? Besides them looking "cool".

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  11. If I remember correctly they showed how Tilikum grew up and was abused by the other whales that were held captive. Could this effect how Tilikum interacts with the trainers?

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  12. I am pretty surprised that they still wanted to keep Tilikum. I know they kept saying he was a good breeder but he seemed to hurt a couple of people.

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  13. I think the trainers were victims in this situation because they were kept in the dark about whales' histories. If they'd known more, it could have changed their minds about their job.

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