Virtual Field Experience: Collaboration

The Virtual Field Experience Assignment takes a walk through one of the sessions of a 9th grade Social Studies Class which includes 8-9 IEPs and two teachers. One of the teachers – Todd is a teacher of the subject whereas Alisha is a special educator. Since the class includes IEPs and a special educator it might seem natural to assume that the IEPs get extra attention over the other students. However, it is not so. Alisha and Todd are specific about the fact that no student gets any extra attention over the others. Their classes are structured such that all students can cope up with what is be ...

My Experiences with Persuasive Writing

Some of the major experiences I have had with persuasive writing include difficulties in logical organization of ideas and facts within the essay, focusing on the main facts or arguments and consistent use of clear and straightforward prose when writing. Additionally, sometimes it becomes hard to find adequate evidences that the writer may use to convince the reader. I have also experienced difficulties in remaining assertive and reasonable throughout the essay. In certain cases, I often use more negative statements than positive statements. This creates an imbalance of ideas within the essay. ...

American Experience

The period prior to the exclusion of immigrants by the US Congress was marked by wrangles between the Asian workers and their American counterparts. These fights lead to the killing of a significant number of Chinese people. An example from our reading is the Race Riot at Rock Springs in 1885 which saw 28 Chinese men loss their life, property damaged and scores injured as the Americans turned against the Chinese over what they considered as the Chinese failure to strike for higher wages. Both the class and race factor were substantial reasons for the exclusion of immigrants especially those fr ...