In the article by Branigin, he writes the following statement -

"American culture remains a powerful force – for better or worse – that influences people both here and around the world in countless ways. But several factors have combined in recent years to allow immigrants to resist, if they choose, the Americanization that had once been considered irresistible."

Based on the article, what are some of the factors that have contributed to immigrants resisting assimilation into American culture? Do you agree or disagree with the idea that immigrants should assimilate into their new American culture? 

You will make two entries for this blog activity. First, in a well-developed response, answer the above listed questions citing the article and your prior knowledge as support for your position. Second, choose one blogger's response and expand upon his/her thoughts regarding modern assimilation. Limit two elaborations per initial response; thus, if Jimmy already has had two people reply to his blog, a third person's blog to Jimmy's response will not be scored. Choose someone ELSE! (Sorry, Jimmy!) 

Be advised: grammar and punctuation are scored as strongly as your ideas, so it is recommended that you type your thoughts in a Word document before posting. 

All responses and elaborations are due by Monday at Midnight!

Sorry for the lack of communication before - this is my first time teaching two AP classes at once. I think it will be best if we have two separate and independent blog response sites for future assignments. Feel free to read the other class's blog responses for inspiration, but answer any assignment questions here. Thanks for your patience!

You can enter your blog response any time after reading the article from the Assignments Page. Your entry should discuss the author's message concerning frivolous writing. Mention connections or concepts that resonate with you from the reading. Reference the text to support your ideas for full credit. This blog closes on Monday September 26 at the beginning of the school day. You must submit one entry with your own ideas and connections and one entry where you respond to another blogger's ideas or connections.