Friday, October 9, 2009

American Government 10/9/09

In Class - Continue discussion on education reform. Discuss article "The Standardized Test Trap." Turn in written article summary and reaction to this article.

Homework - QOW due by Saturday, October 10 by 11:59.

Extra Credit Opportunity - Do some research on President Obama's Nobel Peace Prize. Find at least three articles (be sure to have the proper citation) and write a one to two page response to the following questions: Why did President Obama receive the Nobel Peace Prize? What are the reasons that justify this award? Do you think he earned this award? Why or why not? If not, then who, in your opinion, should have received this award?

Turn in your 1-2 page write-up, which must be typed and double spaced, along with the citations of your articles. This is due by Friday, October 16. You can earn a maximum of 50 points on this assignment of extra credit. Better quality, more points. Take your time and do quality work.

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