Friday, April 23, 2010

C-Span Program

If you forgot to write down the link to the C-Span HW- here is the link

Below is another excellent link of the Chicago teachers who appeared on the C-span video. They have several little videos that explain important concepts

Monday, November 16, 2009


Well, I thought the presentation was edifying and I think you can classify "TRI" as an interest group. The children soldier dilemma is not isolated to Uganda. I think you can find these situations all throughout Africa. Besides Obama, did anyone notice which political parties were featured in the video?

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

I guess I'm a slow reader

Well the reading class was quite educational. It seems to me that reading speed and comprehension are inversely related. The faster I read the less I get. I also realized that I am easily distracted when taking reading tests. If I could I have taken the LSAT at home with a comfortable environment I'd be suing people and making a fortune. Anyway, most of you have done a nice job blogging. My JOSH Penry connection sort of scoffed at me, but I will try to get him to class. I just heard a great line on the radio- "Where in the Constitution does it state that government has the right to make us purchase a good or service like health care?" Something to ponder.

El Coit O

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

One of our students blogged about the Ft. Hood tragedy and I would have liked to have made a few comments about his/her opinion. Please make sure that you have a comment section at the bottom of each post, so I can give you my take.

Yes, Josh Penry is not running for Governor of Colorado. But just because the old GJHS quarterback is passing on the Gubernatorial race, that doesn't mean he might not run for Congress. You will have an essay and quiz on Thursday. I will be learning how to read.....faster.

EL Coit O

Monday, November 2, 2009

Clinton gets tough

Watch the story and blog a reaction about Clinton's stance with Pakistan.

2009 Blogging

AP Government will create a blog and use their website to follow current political events throughout the remainder of the school year or at least until May.

Monday, February 23, 2009


Well, I enjoy the idea of blogging and think it definitely helps one follow government but am having trouble grading the blogs. I don't mind the one a week idea, with the exception of maybe having assigned blogs for specific assignments. Check out the cabinet quiz on the blog site! Great review of the material. I am also the golf coach now and will be missing several days during fourth quarter. I would like to make sure that you are productive during those class days. Ideas? I have some excellent videos and writing assignments. I thought the commenting California on Hillary's blog was harmless yet encouraging. So I will think about that issue. If you miss class make sure you follow FMHS protocol. The illness needs to be excused. Sleeping in to relieve stress is healthy but rarely excusable. Have a lovely evening.