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Assignment

Dave Eggers’ Zeitoun sheds light on many controversial issues which stemmed from the tragic events of September 11, 2001 and Hurricane Katrina.  Your task is to research one such controversy and write an essay which challenges or defends that issue.

English 10 Research Questions

  • Was the US government’s response to Hurricane Katrina adequate?
  • Is New Orleans prepared for another category five hurricane?
  • Was the investment in the reconstruction of New Orleans justified?

Honors English 10 Research Questions

  • Has the US government’s response to crises improved since Hurricane Katrina?
  • Are the changes in US policy since 9/11 justified?

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HURRICANE KATRINA

U.S. POLICIES AFTER 9/11

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