Access the Electronic Reserve Readings link on your student Web site for Week Nine.
Select one of the topics below and read both articles that present opposing sides of the argument
surrounding that topic.
Answer the following questions in paragraphs of approximately 100 words demonstrating your
critical and creative thinking skills.
Identify if the topic you chose, as presented by both articles, is a problem or an issue and
explain what makes it a problem or an issue. If you believe the articles present both problems
and issues, identify and explain what the problems are and what the issues are.
The issues are how media violence and aggressive behavior in television and movies cause;
problems, adolescents violence in schools, elementary schools, junior high schools, high schools,
and leading up to adulthood violence, which includes domestic violence, gang violence, and hate
crime violence. South park, is one of the highest violent promoting cartoons in the world, kids are
watching this and imitating what is going on in this cartoon. Makes you wonder how many Kennys
get killed in the world a year. When the kids are watching shows where someone dies and then
they watch the show the next week, and that person is alive, it makes them numb to it, because
they don't understand that when you kill someone, they don't come back, but in this cartoon, the
person comes back every week.
Were the problems or issues expressed effectively? Describe how the problems or issues
were or were not best expressed.
Yes, it was expressed effectively. I could seperate the problems from the issues, and that is
rare. I thought they were best expressed because they gave you lots of backround
information, the only problem is, I think that they may be down playing the affects that
televison and movie violence has today. I was impressed about how many studies and how
many decades they have conducted to systematically assess the prevalence of violence on
American television. They did a great job with documenting the facts and statistics. They also