Objective: Students will follow, analyze and discuss the presidential election.
This project will go on throughout the year including students' thoughts on the key issues, debates, the election itself and reflection following the election on why a candidate emerged victorious and why other candidates were not elected. Students will also discuss the electoral process: how it works, is it fair and potential alternatives. Students will also debate how can children impact the process even though they are ineligible to vote due to age. Students will use edmodo, Skype, VoiceThread, Wallwisher, Google Docs and more.
I have posted a message on the SBISD edmodo page to find other classrooms in the district interested in collaborating with our classrooms. I am also attempting to locate other classes in different states through teachers I know. I will also post a project on GlobalSchoolNet.org, OneWorldClassrooms or iEarn to find partners for this project.
On a separate note, I am also interested in having students exchange ideas about the types of books they like to read and will use similar programs as listed above to do so.