Category Archives: Current Events

US Citizenship Exam

You can try as many times as you want. http://www.quia.com/quiz/3414124.html 80 questions – they will appear in the same order each time you begin. Advertisements

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State of the Union from “The Daily Show”

Click here for the segment that we watched in class today.

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Frontline: Inside The Teenage Brain

To view the documentary, click here. Copy and paste these questions into a blog post on your personal blog (not the Panther dashboard).   As you watch the video, complete the questions. SPG counts  / category = Frontline  / include … Continue reading

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Frontline: Growing Up Online

PBS Frontline has produced an excellent documentary about you and your generation. To watch the documentary (in 6 chapters), click here. Copy and paste the following questions into a new post on your blog.  As you watch the video – answer … Continue reading

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CE: Iraq and Afghanistan

Issue: Iraq / Afghanistan –  Write a 150 word blog post about the issue of Iraq & Afghanistan foreign policy. See the links below to get the candidate’s positions straight from their own web sites. Support your argument with facts from the … Continue reading

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CE: Taxes

Issue: Taxes –  Write a 150 word blog post about your opinion on the issue of taxes.    Do you favor the Obama position – cut taxes on all households making $250K or less and raise taxes on the wealthiest income earners to pay … Continue reading

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CE: Health Care

Issue: Universal Health Care –  “Sicko” – write a 150 word blog post about the issue of universal healthcare – a system in which all US citizens have health insurance coverage provided to them through a system funded by the US government.   Do … Continue reading

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$2,000,000,000,000

An estimation of what the total costs of the Iraq war could end up being.  2 trillion dollars and, by some accounts, possibly more.  A thought provoking essay on how that money could have been used on other priorities of national importance.  An eye-opening piece, no matter what … Continue reading

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Will young people vote in this election?

If you have already made a “class participation” comment on this post, you do NOT have to comment on the “Pendleton Primary” post. Although you can post a comment on both if you want. B2 class got into this topic yesterday – … Continue reading

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MLK day

A piece of his final speech from April 3, 1968.  He was killed the next day.  Robert Kennedy was killed a month later.  The war in Vietnam continued for another 7 years…  

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