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Week of 9/5: History in Dispute: Charlottesville and Confederate Monuments
Directions: You will read at least four local articles about the removal of the Confederate Fountain in Helena. Afterwards, you will write a 2-3 paragraph response that outlines your stance on whether you believe the fountain should have been removed or not. Use the following outline and articles to help you.
- Paragraph 1: Background on fountain and controversy. A thesis that explains whether you support the removal or not, with a brief overview of why.
- Paragraph 2-3: Use specific evidence from the articles you read, as well as what we have learned over the past week, to support your thesis.
Please see the following website about writing a thesis: Tips and Examples for Writing Thesis Statements.
You may write this on a digital platform (Microsoft Word or Google Docs) or a hard copy on your own paper.
Below are links to help you access a variety of Helena IR articles on the removal of the Confederate Fountain. This is not inclusive of all that is available, please see Helenair.com for even more viewpoints and perspectives.
- Topical: American Indian Group Calls for Removal of Helena’s Confederate Monument
- Columnist: It’s Time to Remove the Confederate Memorial from our Capital City
- Topical: City of Helena to Remove Confederate Fountain
- Local: Those Who’ve Studied Confederate Fountain’s History Weigh in on Removal Plans
- Associated Press: Confederate Monuments Removed or Vandalized Across the US
- Letter: Who gets to decide what history looks like?
- Letter: City Commission was Right on Fountain Issue
- Letter: Understanding Confederate Monument at Arlington National Cemetery
- Editorial: An IR View: Don’t Leave Helena out of the loop
- Collection: On Aug. 18 Helena’s Confederate Fountain was Removed, Here’s Our Coverage