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Critical Thinking, Thoughtful Writing, Second Edition
John Chaffee et al.
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Chapter 7 Exploring Perspectives: Writing to Compare


Exploring the Chapter Topic

Optical Illusions
http://members.aol.com/Ryanbut/optical.html
Consider how even your own perceptions can be very different each time you look at these optical illusions. Also, you might ask whether you tend to see the same image in each illusion as your friends and classmates see.

Multiple Perspectives on the Free Trade Area of the Americas
Like the opposing views of the Tiananmen Square protests described in Chapter 7, these two web resources will lead you to diverse perspectives on a protest: in this case, at the FTAA Summit of the Americas in Quebec City, April 2001.

Quebec Legal Collective
http://www.quebeclegal.org/about-en.html
The Quebec Legal Collective developed this website to provide information and coordinate resources for the 2001 demonstrations against the Summit of the Americas.

Summit of the Americas Information System
http://www.summit-americas.org/
Sponsored by the Summit of the Americas, this site provides information on their meetings, including the 2001 meeting in Quebec.  

Exploring the Readings

Mark Twain, "Two Ways of Viewing the River"
Mark Twain in His Times
http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/railton/index2.html
Maintained by the English Department at the University of Virginia, this site provides abundant resources for those wishing to know more about Twain’s works and life in relation to the context of the times in which he lived.

Mississippi River Home page
http://www.greatriver.com/
This site provides a wealth of perspectives on the Mississippi River, both modern and from times past.

Benjamin Franklin, "Remarks Concerning the Savages of North America"
The World of Benjamin Franklin
http://sln.fi.edu/franklin/rotten.html
This is part of the Franklin Institute’s website, and provides information on various aspects of Benjamin Franklin, including his work as a writer, scientist, inventor, and statesman. Also available is a chronology of the life of Benjamin Franklin.

Native People: North America : Tribes
http://www.fluffy.demon.nl/american/namtri2.htm
This is an extensive, alphabetized list of North American Native People’s tribes. Most tribes listed have an accompanying descriptive entry.

Charles Alexander Eastman, "The Soul of the Indian"
American Indian Heritage Foundation
http://www.indians.org/
The main site for the AIHF has extensive links to information about the AIHF as well as to information about individual tribes and nations.

Indigenous Peoples’ Literature
http://www.indigenouspeople.org/natlit/flash.htm
This site features information about native American art, literature and culture.


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