Week 21 Homework – DUE 3/28/24

1. Read

  1. History of US – (Book 10)
    Ch 38-42, pgs. 182-207

2. President Ronald Reagan’s speech at Moscow University

This speech was given to students in the Soviet Union in 1988. After the speech, the New York Times editorialized that “When people some day look back to the milestones of the cold war, they are likely to remember the day Ronald Reagan extolled freedom, while Lenin looked on.” No one knew when he gave this speech that the Soviet Union would end just three years later.

If you want to listen/watch – you can watch it HERE on YouTube.

Please annotate the speech and prepare for a document study.

As you read, focus on the following:

  1. Look for literary/rhetorical devices that make the speech more effective.
  2. Compare how Ronald Reagan talks about freedom with how Martin Luther King, Jr. did in his speech from a few weeks ago.

2. Watch


Please watch this video of a news report the day after the Berlin Wall came down.

(You can only watch it on YouTube … it won’t embed on the website.)

3. Research Paper

Reread pgs 27-29 in your Research Paper curriculum (all about citations).

Go back and check that all your in-text citations and Works Cited page are included and in the correct format.

Here’s an Online Citation Generator you can use.

NOTE: This is also a GREAT week to keep writing and catchup if you haven’t finished yet!


Here’s the Essay Paper Rubric if you need to reference it.

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