Monday, December 13, 2010

Current Event 12/17

This week you have the option of either reading a new article on the topic of your choice and reporting on that OR reading a fellow classmates' post and commenting on their post. You all have done a great job finding interesting and relevant information over the last few weeks. Take at look at some of the entries made by your fellow students and consider adding onto or making an argument against their posted comment. Have fun and be thoughtful in your response. 

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Current Event 12/10

Topic: your choice! There is a lot going on in the Executive Branch that you might want to check out. :)

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Current Event Posting for December 3rd.

This week in Civics we are finishing up the Legislative Branch at both the national and state levels. Next week we will be discussing the Executive Branch. For your current event this week, you may choose an article that deals with either of those two can look for state, national or international news that relates to the branches. There should be a lot out there for you to choose from. Stick to the format and keep up the good work. :)

Monday, November 15, 2010

November 19th current event

Happy only 5 day week in the month of November! There has been a lot going on in the United States and the world over the last few weeks, so there is much to learn. The topic for this week is...(drum-roll)...YOUR CHOICE! Have fun finding something that YOU are interested in (and then we will be, too). Do not forget to stick to the format: first paragraph= summary, second paragraph= opinion/relevance.


Monday, October 25, 2010

1st Amendment Songs

This week in Civics&Economics we will be discussing the Bill of Rights. The first 10 amendments are all about OUR RIGHTS. Without them, our lives would most likely look very different than they do now. In an effort to prove to you that 1st Amendment rights are awesome and relevant, I would like you to find a song (old or's up to you!) that discusses one of the first ten amendments (#1 is probably your best bet) in some way. If you know of a song, post it to the blog and maybe we can listen to it during class.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Friday, October 22nd

Happy last day of 1st quarter! I cannot believe that we are already 1/4 of the way through the year. I have had a great time learning about current events from both classes. For this week, the topic is YOUR CHOICE! Have fun finding something that interests you. And for some even more exciting week is a four day week, so no current event will be due.  :)

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Just for fun...check this out!

Which founder are you?

Take a quiz to determine which Founding Father you are most like. It is only 12 questions and takes just a few minutes. If you post the result, I will add one point to any assignment/test/current event that needs a little boost at the end of the quarter.

Have fun!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Friday, October 15th.

Great job on last week's post! I really enjoyed reading your thoughtful responses to each other's articles. This week in C&E we will be talking about the Constitution. The three branches of government and their outlined powers according to the law of the land will be discussed. Please read and respond to an article that is about politics or government. With an election on the horizon (November 2nd), there should be PLENTY of interesting material out there.

I look forward to reading about your discoveries! :) 

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Friday, October 9th.

This week for your current event assignment, I would like you to do something a little different. Over the past several weeks, you and your classmates have been doing an excellent job finding interesting articles and thoughtfully commenting about them. For that reason, I would like you to read through some of your classmates' posts. We have seen articles on politics, education, scientific discoveries, healthcare, terrorism and classroom bullying (just to name a few). Find an article summary that you find interesting, copy/paste the address and read it! Then, read the response that your classmate wrote about the article. Under this assignment for this week, copy and paste the link into the comment box and add your own spin on the article. What do YOU think about the article? Why did you chose this article to read? Do you agree with your classmate that posted the original comments? Why or why not?

Keep up the great work! :)

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Friday, October 1st.

Happy October! This week's post topic is your choice. It is a little tough to find articles about the American Revolution. You may be able to find some interesting pieces about rebellions/conflicts internationally, however. Have fun finding something that interests YOU. Stick to the format and keep up the good work. Your posts to date have been informative and thoughtful.

Monday, September 20, 2010

September 24th

Great job on your current events last week. We saw a myriad of topics that ranged from tax spending to salmonella to electronic cigarettes! This week in C&E we will be talking about the foundations of American government and the historical influences on our political system. The topic for this week's current event is American government. Look for any article that should not be too difficult. :)  Stick to the same format. Make sure to include YOUR opinion. Happy hunting and keep up the good work.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Friday, September 17

Welcome to the third week in September! This week the topic for current events is up to you (it is a little tough to find articles about colonial America :)). So have fun finding an article that YOU find interesting. Use the same format, PROOF READ your comment, and do not forget to copy and paste the link to your article.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Friday, Septemeber 3

Please find an article this week that deals with citizenship, immigration or naturalization. Post your write-up to the weblog and remember to link your article to the post.  Happy hunting! :)

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Welcome to Civics and Economics!

Welcome back to a new school year. This year in C&E we will be learning about American Government and Economics. There will be a large emphasis placed on current events and learning about the world around us. Local and national politics (it's an election year :)), business and economics, and world events will all be discussion topics in our class. You will be required to read and respond to one current event each week and this blog will help us save paper and inform our classmates. We will use this blog to link articles, respond to them and respond to each other. I hope that we have a great year and learn a lot about the world.