In Class - Watch President Obama's first major news conference concerning the economy and other topics from questions by reporters. Take notes as to some major themes or statements made by President Obama. This will get you going in the right direction for our first classroom discussion on the economy on Thursday of this week. Be ready to participate.
Homework - Create a blog on http://www.blogspot.com/. You need a valid email address in order to create an account. Next, you will post a comment on my blog by answering the question of the week (QOW). This needs to be completed by every Friday unless otherwise noted. This will be done on a weekly basis in order to offer educational insight on the topics that we are discussing in class. Feel free to offer your opinions, but this is online forum is an extension of the classroom and will be treated as such. Respect your classmates' opinions and ideas at all times. Agree to disagree, which means you can agree or disagree on someones' thoughts, but do so in a way that does not disrespect yourself or the person you are disagreeing with. Again, this is an onlin forum and an extension to the classroom. Failure to maintain proper etiquette (ie. no swearing, racial slurs, or other inappropriate language) will result in an immediate dismissal from the forum and could lead to potential disciplinary actions. You want to graduate? Maintain respect at all times!
QUESTION OF THE WEEK (QOW) - Why is this economic stimulus plan proposed by President Obama receiving so much criticism among some Democrats and Republicans in Congress? What should our elected officials do in order to help the American people get back on the right track to recovering from this recession?
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