Last week was an odd week with 'Arnold Writes', 'Mid-day Madness', and an off day on Friday. As a class we began forming political parties and developing platforms for each group to run their campaign for president. This is the beginning of an expansive unit where students will create and give speeches, prepare arguments for debates, write editorial columns on opposing candidates and much more.
This unit is designed to better appreciate the origins of many classic pieces from the 19th century in America. Students will also be gaining skills on accountability, teamwork, and multitasking. There will be many stern due dates throughout the project that students will be held responsible to meet.