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Debate & Diplomacy in History

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Debate & Diplomacy in History

  1. 1. Debate & Diplomacy in History Successes, Failures, Consequences
  2. 2. Debate <ul><li>Disagreement </li></ul><ul><li>Two or more sides </li></ul><ul><li>Problem or issue </li></ul><ul><li>Need for deliberation </li></ul><ul><li>Informal kitchen debates: “We deliberated for weeks before deciding to move.” </li></ul><ul><li>Formal Court Hearings: “The jury deliberated for three hours before the final vote.” </li></ul>
  3. 3. The Great Commoner
  4. 4. The Evolution Debate
  5. 5. Debate with 60 Million Judges
  6. 6. Women Debate Their Need for Equality Men $ 1.00 Women $ .77 African Am $ .68 Latina $ .58 Today 2010
  7. 7. Demonstration as Debate Anti-Vietnam protest at the Pentagon. Photo by Bernie Boston
  8. 8. Diplomacy <ul><li>Skill, tact or cunning in dealing with people </li></ul><ul><li>Negotiating between nations </li></ul><ul><li>Good sportsmanship win/win </li></ul><ul><li>Positive or negative outcomes </li></ul><ul><li>Manipulated win/lose </li></ul><ul><li>http://myloc.gov/Exhibitions/hopeforamerica/blurringlines/culturaldiplomacy/Pages/objectlist.aspx </li></ul>
  9. 9. People Meet
  10. 10. What is ping-pong diplomacy?
  11. 11. Success <ul><li>Favorable outcome… wealth, position, honor </li></ul><ul><li>Achievement of someone or something </li></ul>
  12. 12. Civil Rights Act
  13. 13. Failure <ul><li>Negative outcome </li></ul><ul><li>Banks fail, students fail, campaigns fail, athletes fail </li></ul><ul><li>May not always be an end but the beginning of something else. </li></ul><ul><li>Retreat </li></ul>
  14. 14. Banks Fail
  15. 15. Consequence <ul><li>Result </li></ul><ul><li>Outcome </li></ul><ul><li>Caused by a previous event </li></ul><ul><li>Sequence of events </li></ul>
  16. 16. No jobs, no food.
  17. 17. Art Sparks Debate
  18. 18. Art and Diplomacy
  19. 19. Music with a Message <ul><li>Songs are the statement of a people. You can learn more about people by listening to their songs than any other way, for into the songs go all the hopes and hurts, the angers, fears, the wants and aspirations. </li></ul><ul><li>John Steinbeck, 194 </li></ul>
  20. 20. Singers were asking… <ul><li>How many deaths will it take till he knows that too many people have died? </li></ul><ul><li>http://myloc.gov/Exhibitions/hopeforamerica/Pages/default.aspx </li></ul>
  21. 21. The Answer is Blowin’ in the Wind
  22. 22. Protest Music <ul><li>Associated with a movement for social change </li></ul><ul><li>American folk music tradition </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/strangefruit/protest.html </li></ul>
  23. 23. Anti- lynching song
  24. 24. John Lennon speaks <ul><li>The Beatles are more important than Jesus? </li></ul>
  25. 25. Veterans debate memorial
  26. 26. Difficult Diplomacy
  27. 27. You Choose <ul><li>What interests you? </li></ul><ul><li>Science, math, art, architecture, sports, music, culture, humor, philosophy, ecology, fashion, literature, poetry, food, animals, technology, friendship, dance, skateboarding, or tiddlywinks. </li></ul><ul><li>Find a success, failure, issue/debate, event, person. </li></ul>

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