Mr. Fulumirani Room 125/32 Fred T. Korematsu MS Fall Semester 2015 World History* Class Debate #1 Periods: 1, 2, 3, 6, & 7 (Grade 7) January 12, 2016 Arabic was declared the official language of the Muslim Empire in the early 700s. While most people spoke their own languages, Arabic was required for government, business, and religious affairs. In addition, scholars and thinkers all over the Muslim Empire were able to converse with each other because Arabic was the language of intellectual pursuits. Was this a good thing to do? Perhaps it was. Directions: divide the class in two and hold a debate on the following issue: “Resolved that making English the official language of the Internet (Social Media) will harm the development of other languages around the world.” The rapid growth of the Social media sites has launched English as becoming the universal language. What do you think? Why? Always do your best work! Mr. Fulumirani *This is a group activity that requires 100% participation!