Saturday, May 23, 2009

Date Change

Due to the senior trip, the due date for your blog is Wednesday June 3 2009 by 3:30 pm. Please print a hard copy of all your posts and turn them in.


Friday, April 24, 2009

Due Date

Your Blog Semester Project is due:

Friday June 5

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Last chance

Remember your spring break posts need to be completed by this wednesday or your second marking period grade will automatically dropped a full letter grade.

To those of you who have completed your initial posts. Congratulations. Mazel Tov! Keep it up. Remember you still have more work to do.

By the first week of June You must have completed
at least:
6 Summarize and Comment
5 Link and Comment
4 Opinion

( You are about halfway there)

You should also be commenting on each others blogs as well. In order to respond to a comment posted on your wall, you can write a new post or you can comment on your own wall in response.

Feel free to leave shout outs to people who you think are doing a good job with this project. Maybe it will encourage more followers.

Keep it up folks.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Right to Vote Quiz

Please answer this prompt in at least three paragraphs then post it as a comment
Should convicted felons be allowed to vote? What about those in jail, on parole or probation? What is the purpose of felony disenfranchisement, and does it actually serve that purpose?

Disenfranchisement: the deprivation of some a legal right or
privilege, particularly the right to vote.

Felony: a serious crime punishable by a prison sentence of more than one year
(or death).

Probation: an alternative sentence to jail for a convicted offender, giving him
or her freedom contingent on good/lawful behavior, and under close supervision
by a probation officer.

Parole the conditional release of a convicted offender, upon good behavior and
rehabilitation in prison. The offender’s parole can be revoked and he or she can
be sent back to prison for poor/unlawful behavior committed during this release.

some things to think about....
Restriction of voting rights is estimated to disenfranchise about 13 percent of
black men nationwide, a proportion about twice that of the general population.

Teresa Williams has five felony drug possession convictions. She is in a job
training and drug abuse recovery program.
"I would like to be involved in voting for my children's future," said Miss
Williams, who has two children, ages 7 and 9. "I have to pay taxes, why can't
I vote?

"There are 50,000 kids whose fathers and mothers are in [Maryland]
institutions if any of those guys come out, you'd want them to assume
responsibilities for their lives and their kids. Voting is part of that
responsibility," Mr. Currie said.”


Friday, March 27, 2009


Below is the minimum of blog posts that must be completed before you leave for break.

  • 1 Welcome Post

  • 2 Summarize and comment posts

  • 2 Link and comment posts

  • 1 Opinion Post

  • 2 Comments on your classmates' blogs.

If you are having difficulty, please come meet with me at lunch. Look for comments from me on your blogs with suggestions.

Good Luck!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Creating your blog

A Few Announcements:

You need to have your blog created with the opening explanation post completed by this Thursday. Completing this assignment will count as your quiz. You may work on it at home as well.

Some reminders:

  1. Make sure the name of your blog relates to the topic that you will be discussing in your blog. If you decide to change the name or topic. You should probably just start a brand new blog. Ask me if you are having trouble.

  2. Once your blog has been created, comment on this post and copy and paste the address of your blog.

  3. The explanation post: Welcome people to your site. Let them know what you are trying to do. Why are you interested in this topic and why should others become more aware? What type of articles and information can I find on this blog? (2-3 Paragraphs please----- SPELLCHECK)

  4. All done????? Get Creative! Add pictures to your blog and explore the different functions that are available on blogger. start searching for articles

Due Thursday March 26 2009. * Use your time effectively.