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1. Envoy Perspective

2. Brief

3. Protocol Log

4. Bargaining Plan


5. Proposal

6. Negotiations

7. Recommendation




BARGAINING PLAN: Seeing the Big Picture


Envoys for each corps will combine their briefs into a bargaining plan. The bargaining plan will provide the big picture of the Arab-Israeli conflict because it will combine the perspectives of an ambassador, diplomat, journalist, and military tactician together.

Specifically, a bargaining plan is a list of objectives and arguments for some type of action(s). In this case the bargaining plan will help each envoy to propose and negotiate a treaty and answer these two key questions:




        1. Members of corps will work as a group to create a bargaining plan.

        3. As part of your bargaining plan, prepare a list of 5 questions that you have about the other two corps.

        5. Present your bargaining plan using formal language (void of contractions and emotion).

        7. As a corps you will present your bargaining plan within a specified period of time according to the rubric.

        9. Use citations to indicate sources of information. Specifically, the title, date, and page number of sources must be typed and/or spoken like this:
        10. Example: (Wye Memorandum - 1995, p. 1). The citation should appear at the end of a sentence, before the period.


        11. Your bargaining plan (objectives and arguments) must be recorded in writing but may be presented in any format and any medium of your choice.







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SCHEDULE: You have 7 days to complete your bargaining plan.

DAY 1:

        1. Review the rubric for your bargaining plan. The rubric is a measurement of different levels of the quality of argumentation. Your bargaining plan will be assessed based on this rubric.

        3. Remember to review your Protocol Log and evaluate yourself and the members of your corps.

        5. Ask the members of your corps the questions that were part of your brief and write down the answers.



DAY 2 & 3:

        1. Remember to review your Protocol Log and evaluate yourself and the members of your corps.

        3. List at least two specific objectives offered by each envoy of your corps and then decide the following:






DAY 4:

        1. Remember to review your Protocol Log and evaluate yourself and the members of your envoy.

        3. Each envoy should read one resource on building arguments. These resources will help your corps make the best arguments.



  Paradigm for Arguments - read the following sections

[Stating Your Proposition]

[Anticipating Opposition]

[Expanding Your Argument]

[Three Argumentative Appeals:]

[Form: Tradition & Innovation]

[Arguing for Consensus]

 Force Field Analysis

Guide to Critical Thinking

 Elements of Reasoning


DAY 5:

        1. Build arguments around each objective. (The arguments should be so persuasive that you believe you have a great opportunity to bargain for your points.)

        3. Determine in which format and medium you will present your bargaining plan by democratic vote. E-mail me annkulp@redrose.net if you need support equipment. Type your equipment needs and your name in the large window and then click on the send button at the top of the screen. I'll address your needs as fast as possible.

        5. Submit your request on Day 5 so that the equipment can be available by Day 6.

        7. Practice your presentation.


Day 6 & 7:

        1. Polish your bargaining plan: Finish writing it so that you will be prepared to answer questions from the other corps.

        3. Put your bargaining plan in the format and medium you have chosen.

        5. Review your bargaining plan and write down a minimum of 5 questions for the other corps about the Arab-Israeli conflict.

Remember you may not know specifics about the other corps, so you will probably have questions. In the next step these questions will be answered!



DAY 8:

        1. Present your bargaining plan to the other corps.

        3. After your presentation you will field questions from other corps.

        5. At the end of the class submit your bargaining plan.

        7. Go to step 5, Proposal.



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