Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Final Project: Exploring the Election

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Hi, and I hope you all are doing well. It's been a while since I posted on here, but I've been preparing for your final projects. So please print out this post and read it very carefully. We will discuss the project in class this week and then you will work in your groups. Ask me questions at any time, and I will guide you in this project, but you must do your part. Let's have fun with it, too!

Who: Your group (4 members)

What: FINAL PROJECT exploring the 2008 election. You will work together to research and reflect on the upcoming election and key issues. You will write a news report and will create a video as a group. You will also create a presentation (PowerPoint for example) to explain the election to your classmates.

When: Next week (September 9-13): Monday-Wednesday. Finishing up Thursday-Sunday (outside of class). Presentations start Monday, September 16th.

Why: The upcoming election (on November 4, 2008) is one of the most important elections in history. You should know about the candidates and the issues that affect you and your future.

What to do now:
Before next Monday, you must:

1. print out this email
2. Visit this website: Which issue is interesting to you? Why?
3. Watch this video:

4. Visit this website:
5. Read and summarize one newspaper article related to the election. You have to bring it in on Monday and maybe I'll ask you to talk about it. What is the article about? What did Obama say? What did McCain say? What do you think?

That's it for now! Get excited:)

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