In Class - Discuss/turn in homework from last Friday (CNN Heroes write-ups (6)). Hand out copies of the QOW comments from last week. Read these in class and discuss in groups.
Survey Project: Each of you are to create a survey of five questions (one must be about health care) and four other governmental issues. You will ask five students (must be at least a HS senior) and fifteen adults these questions. Be sure to include their name, age, and gender on their responses. Example questions: What is the most important issue in the United States right now? Do you think government should be in charge of health care? Why or why not? Be sure to ask questions that are more than yes or no responses. From these questions, I want you to write a minimum of a one page summary explaining the results from your summary. What did you find interesting? Did males answer certain questions differently than females? What surprised you in doing this? Do you think that the public is educated on these issues? This write-up along with all of your surveys are due on Friday, August 28.
Homework - Stay current on your current events. Notebook check on Friday. Also, first class discussion on health care will be on Friday as well. Survey project due on Friday! Stay on top of your assignments!
QOW - Check out the following articles to help you answer the question.
Based upon what you have read (the articles above and discussions in class), do you believe President Obama is being too ambitious in reforming health care? Is it a "matter of necessity?" If so, do you think that the issue of health care reform is dividing this country at a time when we are experiencing so many problems?
Explain your thoughts, check your spelling, use proper grammar, and use evidence to back up your arguments.