The circumstances: The Circle's gang of forty is meeting to discuss proposals for upcoming Dream Friday events and other Circle projects.
Groups of People in Attendance
a. Current Circle Leadership b. Gang of 40 members working in "The Old West" c. Gang of 40 members working in "The Rennaissance" (review/break down by career professions - medical, culinary, business, couseling, marketing, etc.) d. Gang of 40 members working at "The Glass Eatery" e. Congresswoman who has decided to go transparent and other members of Congress who support The Circle f. The Circle Whistle-blowers = a group of individuals from all parts of The Circle who do not agree with current Circle practices g. "Mercer's Legacy" college club = members of the club and club advisors - college students and professors who live and study outside of The Circle - on a field trip to the campus h. Congress members and voters who are concerned for the country's status of a democracy and believe the congresswoman was right to raise concerns
ARGUMENT ANALYSIS QUESTIONS: For each group: 1.) What is the group's main, overall claim? Is it a fact, value, or policy claim? 2.) a.) What reasons does the group provide to argue the claim? b.) What kind(s) of evidence does the group use and/or may the group use to support these reasons? 3.) What additional reasons could the group offer? 4.) What point(s) could you raise to challenge the group's claim? and/or What questions do you have for the group? 5.) Appeals LOGOS (LOGIC) PATHOS (EMOTION) ETHOS (CREDIBILITY) 6.) Common Ground? 7.) Assumption(s) Audience Must Accept?
Utsler English 1B Gang of Forty Meeting Simulation Game