Monday, January 30, 2012


Leta posted a find broad and specific foreclosure numbers.

When you get some information post it on the Giant Pool of Money/Inside Job Doc.

Here's the rubric for this assignment:

1. Make it a live document.
2. Post at least six pieces of information on it that will illuminate the issue.
3. Use color and fonts to make your work identifiable.
4. Respond in some way to another person's contribution.
5. Effective use of graphics, charts, colors, links and succinct explanations OR questions will exceed the standard.

Listen to this nine minute story from this morning's newscast and come to class prepared to discuss whether the conditions that led to the 2008 collapse are being addressed.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Supreme Court rejects two social media cases

Two cases, one where both a student's punishment for bullying, and another where a student's right to make arguably bullying comments are left intact as the Supreme Court refuses to hear them.

Both concern whether a school board's authority can reach into students' homes and computer. Apparently the Court is not prepared to rule on the scope of a school's authority outside of school. I wonder what any court would say if the computers used were supplied by the school as they are here in Maine.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

What is a Thesis?

For a good synopsis of what a good thesis is and isn't click on the link in the Connections column entitled, wildly enough, "What is a Thesis?"

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Constitutional Amendment Paper

Just in case you thought you had a first draft due Monday, yes, you do. Yay! Time for workshopping. Be considerate of your readers. Please make sure your work is double spaced and beyond rough.

You're glad you checked the blog, right?

Monday, January 2, 2012

Amendment Paper

Leta's looking at Prohibition; Riley is looking at the end of slavery; Craig's examining cruel and unusual punishment.