Does it matter?

Thursday's Editorial - October 5, 2017


1. The purpose of an editorial/commentary is to explain, persuade, warn, criticize, entertain, praise or answer. What do you think is the purpose of Cal Thomas’ editorial? Explain your answer.

2. What is the main idea of this editorial?

3. In his commentary Mr. Thomas writes:

"Ignorance about the documents that founded and have sustained America through many challenges ensures the country we have known will not be recognized by future generations."

Do you agree with his assertion? Explain your answer.

4. Mr. Thomas also quotes Peter Berkowitz, a senior fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution, who wrote in a WSJ commentary,

"…the quality of American freedom depends on the quality of Americans' education about freedom."

What is your reaction to this assertion? Explain your answer.

5. Ask a parent #3 and 4 and discuss your answers.

CHALLENGE: Hillsdale College free online course on the U.S. Constitution. Take the course with a parent :)