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! :)