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American Spirit Assignment Resources


CBS News Special - The American Spirit

Bill of Rights Institute

American Heroes who Inspire the world

Databases and Database Articles

Biography in Context

I-Search Combining a Contemporary Topic and a Central Question ( Rossetti)


A good place to conduct your research on contemporary issues is the database Student Resources in Context. Remember that you can download your articles to your account and save the pre-formated Works Cited information to your Works Cited page.
Below are some basic resources to help you begin to address the central questions:
List of Central Questions
Q1: What is Truth?
Discusses the relativity of truth.
Does truth depend on your perspective?
A variety of people attempt to define truth.

Q2: What is Freedom?
The Birth of Freedom Shorts - 1 - What is Freedom?

Q3: What is the American Dream?

The Great Gatsby Themes
Sixty second video on a major theme, the American Dream, in The Great Gatsby.