Social Protest & Social Media - Step One

Selection of Topic & Sources
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Due Date:​
 Friday ​
10/02/2015​
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Directions:​
Read​

the information below in order to document the topic and sources that will be
the focus of your Social Protest & Social Media project.
As you ​
make decisions​
, fill in the ​
BLUE​
boxes below.

Which areas of discord or unrest exist in our nation today that you would you like to better
understand and address in some way?
Questions to Consider:
➔ What areas of injustice or discord exist in our present American society?
➔ How does this area of injustice impact individuals and our society as a whole?
➔ What are the roots and context of this area of injustice?
➔ Regarding this area of injustice, how can we respond and take action? 
 

Within your groups of 4 people or less, ​
discuss and decide​
which topic you will to explore and study
together.
 

Once you have selected a topic, you may need to ​
narrow​
the topic to one kind or type of issue.
Project Objective:
In this project, you will study and analyze the historic context, current impacts, and potential
solutions regarding one area of discord or injustice present within our American society. As you
explore this area of injustice, you will develop a deeper understanding of expository, persuasive,
and fictional text structures surrounding your topic.
1. You will exhibit your understanding of this topic through
a. written manifesto
b. delivery of your manifesto before an audience
c. timed writing assignment
2. You will work collaboratively with peers to develop a social media proposal that
a. exhibits the findings of your research
b. increases awareness regarding the issue
c. provides a compelling call-to-action
 

Write​
your topic selection information below:
Group member ​
names​
:​
Aranza and Renata Navarro
Our topic ​
selection​
is:​
Alcoholism
The ​
reason(s)​
we have chosen this topic is:
Because in Mexico city we have had the opportunity to see up close this social issue and we want
our classmates to be aware of this problem and understand how it affects our society nowadays.

Each group member is responsible for presenting information for at least one research aspect of
the project - historical context, social/individual impact, solutions or community partners.
What?

Who?

Ideas

Notes

Historical
Context

 
 
Renata  
 
 

 

 

Social /
Individual
Impact

 
 
Aranza 
 
 

 

 

Solutions

 
Renata  
 
 
 

 

 

Community

 
 
Aranza  
 
 

 

 

Partners

 
Each group will also be required to keep an updated ​
Project Management Log​
and submit these logs
for weekly review during check-in time with Mrs. Nicodemus.

Source Selections:
Locate and incorporate ​
four​
sources to establish the historical context, social/individual impact,
solutions and community partners for your topic.
1. Each group member is responsible for locating and obtaining a copy of one of the following
sources. If you do not have a fourth group member, you should search for the fourth source
together as a group.
2. Once you have found each source individually, type your information below and review your
group members’ selections.
3. Be sure that your sources relate ​
well​
to your Social Protest project topic.
 

1. CONTEXT:​
 Information from one ​
historical​
 time period or era prior to 1985 (more than 30 years ) 
in which this issue was prevalent or rampant: 
a. Group member responsible: Renata 
b. Era/time period: 1980s  
c. Article/journal title: IDEAS & TRENDS; Alcohol Is a Problem When It's a Problem 
d. Article/website URL: 
http://www.nytimes.com/1989/02/12/weekinreview/ideas­trends­alcohol­is­a­problem­when­it
­s­a­problem.html  
e. APA Citation: Kolata, G. (1989, February 11). Alcohol Is a Problem When It's a Problem. 
Retrieved October 2, 2015. 
f. Summary 
 

2. IMPACT:​
 Current event ​
article #1 (news or journal article from 2005 to the present): 
a. Group member responsible: Aranza  
b. Year/date published: (2010, August 12) 
c. News or journal article title: “ The effects of Alcohol addiction on the Community”  
d. Website URL: 
http://www.ehow.com/about_5344444_effects­alcohol­addiction­community.html  
e. APA Citation:  Herbutzkzi, R. (2010, August 12). “ The effects of Alcohol addiction on the 
Community”. Retrieved September 23, 2015.  
f. summary 
3. SOLUTIONS:​
 ​
Current event​
 article #2 (news or journal article from 2005 to the present): 
a. Group member responsible: Reanta 
b. Year/date published: 10/1/2015 
c. News or journal article title: Solutions for Alcoholism 
d. Website URL: ​
http://www.livestrong.com/article/151896­solutions­for­alcoholism/  
e. APA Citation: Marks, S. (2015, January 27). Solutions for Alcoholism. Retrieved October 2, 
2015. 
f. Summary 
 

4. COMMUNITY PARTNER: ​
One ​
organization​
 that addresses social and/or individual solutions 
related to this topic: 

a. Group member responsible:Aranza Navarro 
b. Organization name:  Alcoholics Anonymous  
c. Organization mission/vision statement: "Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and 
women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve 
their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.” 
d. Website URL along with email address and phone number: 
http://www.aa.org/pages/en_US/index​
 contact them through: 
http://aa­intergroup.org/contact.php  
information of San Diego AA offices  
San Diego, CALIFORNIA  
Oficina Central Hispana 
Main: (619)280­7224 
San Diego Central Office 
Main: (619)265­8762 
FAX: (619)265­2954 
Site: ​
www.aasandiego.org 

Chula Vista, CALIFORNIA  
Oficina Intergrupal 
Main: (619)476­0288 

El Cajon, CALIFORNIA  
East County Intergroup 
Toll Free: (877)993­2422 
Site: ​
www.eastcountyaa.org 

Vista, CALIFORNIA  
Oficina Intergrupal Hispana De 
Main: (760)758­6905 

e. Which type of teen­friendly educational/volunteer opportunities does this organization host?: 
They only accept donations.  
f. Summary 
 
 

PROJECT MANAGEMENT LOG: ​
Team Tasks 
Project Name: 

Alcoholism 

Team Members: 

Renata and Aranza Navarro 

 
Task

Who Is
Responsible

Due Date

Status

Done

 
 

 

 

 

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