Welcome to my blog! I am finally getting organized. It is my hope to establish this blog for my students. I want to post material that will help my AP GOPO kids be successful throughout the course. I am hoping to include a calendar of events, announcements, and post relevant current events. My class won't start until January, but I am already prepping for it. So.... here it goes!
Those of you who are reading this blog and are enrolled in my class need to check out this site on a weekly basis for information pertaining to class! It is my fervent hope to make you all government geeks by the end of this endeavor:-) In order to start your journey down that path, please read the announcement below for an invaluable opportunity!
If you were unable to make the meeting at lunch last Wednesday and Thursday (11/20), I introduced an OPTIONAL pre-reading assignment. If you are interested you will need to read The Way to Win: Taking The White House in 2008 by Mark Halperin and John F. Harris and write a paper. You may download the assignment and the grading rubric. This assignment will be due on the FIRST day of class - January 19, 2009. If you complete the assignment you will be able to drop your lowest test score or not take a test of your choice during the semester.
I only have a limited number of copies (30 for 52 kids enrolled), so books are on a first come, first serve basis. I have 11 copies left. If you are interested in completing the assignment, but can't borrow a book, you may buy it online http://www.amazon.com/Way-Win-Taking-White-House/dp/1400064473/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1227374741&sr=8-1 and I will buy it back from you when you are finished with it.
This book is about political strategy. It is not a dense reading assignment. There are also sections you may skip and still get the gist of it. All of these things are outlined in the assignment.
Good Luck and I look forward to working with all of you.