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Hospitality
Fashion and travel are often thought of together. This article may make you ask why the hotel has not updated its dcor. Discover ideas! Discuss the ideas and form opinions. Defend your opinions through debate. Dr. Paul R. Friesen

Discovery Discussion Debate

Title:
Among the Darkly Hip Dont get a flashlight

Discover Ideas
( Outline)

Discuss the Story


(3 Question Levels)
Create Opinions

Quiz

Hospitality
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Discovery Discussion Debate Before you start


Look through the idea, front to back. The ideas in red are just ideas. Students should add to these. There is an outline page for Discovery. There are graphic organizer pages for the Discussion and Debate sections. The reason for the worksheets, at the end of the book, is to help you work systematically through the material. Worksheets are helpers and can be a distraction from the rhythm and sequence in your teaching. By putting them at the end they become support pages versus places to stop, giving a smoother presentation.

Discovery
In the beginning of each story you will have a few questions to discover what you know, or think you know about a story. The Title of the article/ story will be given and you will be asked to discover the story by asking good questions. In the second part of discovery you will be asked to find words which you do not know. Some of these may be highlighted already in bold. Definitions will follow to help you discover what the writer is talking about. Discovery will help you form a plan for the discussion and debate.

Discussion
Discussion is not a debate, though it can quickly become one if there are strong opposing ideas in the group. Discussion can be a part of the discovery before you read the story. It may also come after to discuss the ideas of the story. Sometimes a persons views may change after reading the article, which is a good way to start a discussion. Discussion is interaction without a lot of structure. Be careful not to confuse discussion with argument. Debate is about argument. Discussion is about sharing your views and interacting with others who want to expand or give a differing viewpoint.

Debate
Debate is a structured idea. It means that only one person speaks in turn, and with a specific point to address. It also has a time limit, so the speaker must be precise in their argument. In a debate the key is to listen and be prepared to oppose the other teams ideas. It takes research, a lot of work, and patience. In the following story we want to begin with discovery ideas. What can you know from a title, if you dont know about the topic?

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In discovery you will form ideas to create basics ideas for an outline. In discussion you will ask questions to help you build an outline for your viewpoint. In debate you will separate the outline into two sections, for and against. At each stage you will be able to use what you have learned before, to expand on your ideas and understand both sides of the issue.

Category ~ Hospitality

Discovery
Title: Among the Darkly Hip,
Dont get a flashlight.

What can you know from the title? . . . . It is about the dark. Kids are bad hips. Its about dark hallways. It was about people wanting to be in the dark.

What do I know about this topic? Nothing! Flashlights are good in the dark. People want to live in dark spaces. Only in America! . __________________________________________ . __________________________________________ . __________________________________________ . __________________________________________ What would make me scared of the dark? . __________________________________________ . __________________________________________ . __________________________________________ . __________________________________________ Have you ever had a problem with being scared of the dark? No! Why not?
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Yes! What did you do, and why? ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________ . Now read the story. . Create an outline of the story / paragraphs. . There are highlighted words you will find following the story. . Look in the definitions, which follow the story. . Discover the words you dont know.

Hospitality
Among the Darkly Hip Dont get a flashlight
Dave Barry Miami National Herald Tribune I recently spent several weeks on a book tour, flying around the country with a suitcase full of increasingly alarming underwear. Im pleased to report that airport security remains highly effective, especially as regards the terrorist threat posed by 87-year-old women with the mobility of oak trees. Because these women need extra time to reach their seats, they are as instructed by the preboarding announcement first in line to board the plane, and they almost always get picked for random screening by the security personnel., who need to reach their quota so they can get back to standing around. We frequent fliers have figured this system out and lag behind the elderly women, who dodder forward cluelessly, cannon fodder in the War on Terror. They are pulled aside and stand, bewildered, as security personnel wand them, and root through their denture adhesive while we able-bodied males stroll onto the plane. Granted this system is insane, but we must not let sanity stand in the way of airport security. Speaking of insane: One of my stops on the book tour was New York City, where the publisher put me at an extremely hip hotel. Its so hip that there is no sign outside saying, HOTEL. I walked right past it the first time. Evidently if youre hip, you just know theres a hotel there.
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The lobby was full of hip people on stark modernistic furniture, talking into cell phones. They were all 25 years old, and they all wore black. I suspect their underwear is black. I myself was wearing khaki pants. I felt like a pig farmer in town for the manure-spreader show. The worst part was that I couldnt see. At some point in recent years, light must have become unhip, because this was the darkest hotel Ive ever stayed in. The lobby wasnt so bad --- it was merely gloomy --- but the elevator was so dimly lit that I had to put on my reading glasses, squat, and put my face right next to the buttons to find the one for my floor. Im sure this amused the hip lobby people. (Look! A pig farmer squatting in the elevator!) My floor was actually scary. Have you ever been in one of those Halloween fun houses, where its pitch black and people leap out of the darkness to frighten you? The hotel hallway was like that. It was so dark that I honestly could not see my feet. I initially thought the walls were painted black, although I was later informed that they were very dark purple, a hip color. Sometimes I would encounter other guests in the hallway, but of course I could not see them, because they were wearing black. I knew they were there only because I could hear their cell phones ringing. My room had stark modernistic furniture and several modernistic low-wattage lamps, which, when I turned them all on, provided about the same illumination as a radio dial. The only way to read was to turn the TV on and tune it to a program with bright colors, such as Baywatch. My room was strewn with hip items, many of them for sale, including a hotel T-shirt (black), various herbal substances and an Intimacy Kit for $12. If they really want to make money, they should sell 100-watt light bulbs; I would have paid $20 for one. They sell a candle, labeled TRAVEL CANDLE, for $15; I considered buying it and using it in the elevator, to find the Lobby button. My situation improved in California, where I stayed at a swank Beverly Hills hotel that had lights. It also had a swank bar jammed to the walls with fortyish movie executives who all wore (There must have been a memo) black pants, black shirts and black leather jackets. They were talking about film projects with young, gifted blondes wearing attire that conveyed the message:Take a look at these gifts! Everybody was drinking --- really --- watermelon martinis. So I was out of place (Look! A pig farmer drinking beer!), but at least I could see. IRRELEVANT FINAL BOOK-TOUR NOTE: You know how, at drugstore cash registers. There are little displays of breath mints, batteries, etc. to encourage impulse buy? Well, in Los Angeles, I went into Longs drugstore where the product on display at the cash register was: a sofa. Really! Suspended ominously right behind the cashiers head.

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Discovery Discussion Debate Note


I myself This double is again a stress on the person. It also stresses that the person was not accompanied by another person, animal, or thing.

Vocabulary Definitions
Flying around the country this does not mean that he was flying but that he took many airplane trips. Alarming underwear This does mean that his underwear was an alarm. Rather it means that the his underwear was maybe not washed or not neatly put in his suitcase due to a busy schedule. Posed by pose is not used here as a photo. But here posed is like a picture of somebody the security guard sees. He has to make an instant decision so it is an instant picture. Mobility of oak trees Oak trees are usually very big and do not move very easily. Using oak trees with mobility is using opposites to create an idea posed by the older ladies. Preboarding Pre means before. So it is before boarding. Random screening Random is without a plan. It is like the word spontaneous which implies instant reaction. The difference is plan versus reaction. Screening is like a filter. Therefore they look at people trying to filter the bad persons. Quota A quota is a limit that must be achieved as a minimum. Figured this system out Figured here can be also said, solved the problems of the security systems. Lag behind Lag is to be slower than something else. But it is used also for lag bolts. They are a heavier bolt with larger threads. Look in the dictionary for this different use. Dodder -- Dodder is to move slowly. Waddle is also slow but involves more hip movement. Cluelessly This is used as no understanding of what is happening around them. Cannon fodder Cannon is a gun. Fodder is like food. Years ago cannons had to be loaded with wads of cloth, balls, and gunpowder to work. This is fodder. Bewildered This is like confused. It is like seeing but not being sure you believe.

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Wand A wand is a stick or something you can wave around. Like magic. Here is a hand held stick security uses at the airport. Root through Root is to look through. It is like digging for roots. Another term is rummage. Able-bodied males Able-bodied means healthy and strong. Granted This is not a grant like a financial grant. It is a phrase that suggests that is like take things for granted. Here it is used more as phrase. Insane his word means crazy. It is also used to give the idea of crazy not a mentally crazy. Like the phrase, drives me crazy. Sanity This is the opposite of insanity. Like, keep my sanity or keep my wits. Stand in the way This is not really standing physically but the picture is the same. It is like saying stop the progress of something. Lobby This is the place in the Hotel where people check in or wait for the taxi etc. Stark modernistic Stark is a word that give you a cold feeling. Modernistic is a look of modern abstract style. Together a very sharp edged cold feeling furniture. Manure- spreader show Manure is animal waste. A spreader is the machine the farmer uses to put it on his field. Merely gloomy Merely is like saying just but with gloomy makes gloomy more accented. Dimly lit Dim is very low light. Scary Means to feel scared. Halloween fun houses Halloween is a fun day when children dress up and put on costumes. They can be scary for smaller children. Pitch black Pitch is like raw oil which is extremely black. Leap out Leap is like jump but implies more action before the jump. Initially -- This word means the first thing. Encounter To encounter means to meet and interact. It can also mean to come across by accident and interact. Illumination as a radio dial A radio dial is very small and not very bright. Illumination is the amount of light.

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Strewn Means to have no plan. When something is strewn around like clothes it is like throwing the clothes in the room on the floor, bed, etc. Intimacy kit Intimacy implies a sexual encounter. Therefore a kit would imply items to be used when you are doing this activity. Swank This is like a fancy Hotel. It implies that though it is fancy its style is old or out of date. Jammed This is like stuffed full. So we say jam packed. Jam is easy to fit into small places. Jam can be used in many ways. Fortyish This means not exactly forty. Ish is used with numbers to show a plus or minus idea not an exact number. Gifted blondes Gifted means big breasts or good body. Blondes is a cultural use that imp[lies that blondes are not as smart as other colored hair. Wearing attire Attire is just clothes. Conveyed This is a word that is give an impression. Really This word is used here to emphasis the truth of what they are drinking. It is like saying and can you believe what they are drinking. Out of place This means doesnt fit. It means that the clothes and actions are not the same as the others. IRRELEVANT This means that what is being said or done does not fit with the other conversation, writing, or other actions. Sofa this is a large couch. A love seat is a smaller version. So a couch potato needs a big couch. Suspended ominously Suspended is to hang in the air. Ominously gives us the picture of almost but not quite.

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Discovery Discussion Debate Discovery


What do I know about this topic?
List at least four (4) different ideas you have found in this story about the horse race.

. __________________________________________ . __________________________________________ . __________________________________________ . __________________________________________


Use them when you make your outline.

Discussion
Level I 1. What kind of Hotel do you stay in when you travel? 2. Tell the class about an experience in a hotel. 3. Why do choose the kind of hotel you stay in? Level II 1. What is the strangest thing you have ever seen in a drugstore? 2. How many sofas do you thing the drugstore sold? 3. Would you buy a sofa if you saw it hanging in a drugstore? Explain. Level III 1. What is the most important part of marketing? 2. What makes a Hotel great? Explain. 3. What does the interior of a hotel tell you about the people who choose to live there? You now have everything you need to fill out your outline. Look at your answers, under Discussion, and fill it out to reflect the new ideas. These new ideas will help you form your debate ideas better.

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In debate you will have a statement not a question. You have to react to the statement with facts, not opinions. Discussions are based a lot on opinions and answer questions. This is where these two ideas, though similar, are different. Debate is about facts and statements. When you make a statement, from a story, you must consider what the core issue is. If you have made a good outline, you will have this already discovered. This story is from health. The core issue could be; social economics hotels culture In todays world the topics could range from; Hospitality Decorating Marketing Travel Economics These are all good arguments that you would want to research for your argument, or write in your essay. Build the argument starting from Why? Once you have determined the Why? you can find facts to support your idea.

Out of date Hotels need to be shut down. Hip and hippie are the same cultural idea. The colour of lights should be limited to primary colors.
Before you start choose one of the above statements to focus on. Choose a for or against position. Research to find FACTS for your position. List the facts. Write out your argument in a long paragraph format. Include the opposite position in your writing.

You need to write out both sides so you can understand the
other sides argument.

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Discovery Discussion Debate Discovery Outline


Main topic ________________________ Find one (1) key idea in each paragraph. (3-5 words) Paragraph 1 ______________________________ Paragraph 2 ______________________________ Paragraph 3 ______________________________ Paragraph 4 ______________________________ Paragraph 5 ______________________________ Write two things about the main paragraph idea. Paragraph 1 ______________________________ A. ______________________________ B. ______________________________ Paragraph 2 ______________________________ A. ______________________________ B. ______________________________ Paragraph 3 ______________________________ A. ______________________________ B. ______________________________ Paragraph 4 ______________________________ A. ______________________________ B. ______________________________ Paragraph 5 ______________________________ A. ______________________________ B. ______________________________ In the introduction you use the 5 paragraph ideas to communicate the order of your argument/ essay. In the conclusion you repeat what you have said about the points of each paragraph.

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Graphic Organization ~ Main topic = 5 Paragraph Topics

paragraph 1 ____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ paragraph 5 ____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ paragraph 2 ____________ ____________ ____________ ____________

Main topic

paragraph 4 ____________ ____________ ____________ ____________

paragraph 3 ____________ ____________ ____________ ____________

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Discussion Graphic ~ Is obesity a problem / becoming a problem in todays society? Answer ~ I think obesity is (is not) a problem, because

Problem / Hospitality

Light and design colors should be reuglulated by the govenrment.

Good marketing requires up to date furnitrue and equipment.

Economics determines choice.

Respond

Respond

Respond

Respond

Respond

Respond

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graphic ~ choose one statement from the above. Write it here _____________________________________________ ________________________________________________________ To make your argument you should understand that they are connected. In the next two charts (1) list your argument facts and ideas, (2) show how your argument connects to both the center point and the other points. list

Facts
For 1 Against

Add more if needed


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graphic ~ choose one statement from the above. list

If this -- then

If this -- then

Write your statement position here. ________________________________________ ________________________________________ ________________________________________ ______________________________

If this -- then

If this -- then

If this -- then

Now start the

As a team choose which points they will speak about. Each person will listen for the opposite point and create a new response to what the other person has said. A: point 1 B: responds to the point and give a new point. C: responds to B and give a new point. After all persons have spoken each person can respond to any point given by the opposite team, or add more points from their team which will need responding to from the opposite team.

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1. The hotel is hip means __________. a. It moves back and forth b. Extravagant c. Fashionable d. Does not need a sign e. None of the above 2. If you are hip you _____________. a. are 40 years old b. wear hip hop pants c. wear black d. like bright places e. None of the above 3. You are unhip if you ____________. a. wear khaki pants b. wear funny underwear c. wear reading glasses d. squat in the elevator e. All of the above 4. Dark Purple is _________. a. a popular fashionable colour b. is what love is made of c. a pig farmers favourite colour d. is hip e. None of the above 5. Pig farmers _________. a. squat in elevators b. buy Intimacy Kits c. pay $20 for a candle d. watch Baywatch e. None of the above 6. A swank Hotel is a ______________. a. hip hotel b. is dimly lit c. where pig farmers drink beer d. where movie executives drink watermelon martinis e. None of the above 7. A swank hotel does not have __________. a. lights b. martinis c. jam on the walls d. gifted blondes e. None of the above
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8. Attire means ___________. a. misspelled tire b. a place to go to when you are tired c. clothes d. jewellery e. None of the above 9. A sofa is __________. a. Status of Forces Agreement b. something you hang on your wall c. a piece of furniture d. a special drink at hip bars e. None of the above 10. Impulse buy is a. a perfume b. something you do instantly c. a special cocktail d. something you find only in Longs drugstore e. None of the above

Answers1,d:2,c:3:4,d:5,e:6,d:7,c:8,c:9,c:10,b

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Dear Teacher/ Student, After you have finished this please look for more in this series to challenge yourself. This is only part of a curriculum. It starts with Dr. Roys Everything Grammar. Dr. Roys Everything Grammar Volumes I and II will develop the skills of story and essay writing, while at the same time building a foundation in grammar. The repetition of grammar, combined with reason and speaking, culminating in a story or essay will prepare students for this series. Going beyond this book is a book to expand the outlines into essays. Good essays are able to build and defend an argument. Building a structure for debate will springboard off this skill set.

Dr. Paul R. Friesen

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