Please share with me your ideas for making use of the following music video as a means of framing a long-term class discussion on the Federal Government's role in world affairs during the 20th and early 21st centuries. The context for my use of this is an AP U.S. History course coupled with an AP English Language (hence the "rhetoric" side of things) course composed of the same group of 11th graders. These are students of varying ability and academic background who are in AP because our site does not offer anything less than AP - so, unlike more traditional settings where students test-in to an AP course, here, they have no option but to take AP regardless of their preparation or competencies (it makes for an interesting challenge on my part).
Just to clarify, this is the same video that was the basis of the discussion you posted, "Prompting Critical Thinking in American/World History" in June, correct? There were a number of responses to that post, so I'm wondering what's different here--is the issue that you want to use this specifically with the American history/English combo, which is new? What specific ideas do you have already that you'd like some feedback on?