Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Americans have spoken.




























Yesterday, 11/04/08, Americans elected Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States of America. Our 8th grade classes spent a week in the library (LMC-Library Media Center)researching six of the candidates who were on ballots across America. Our primary tool for this research was Glassbooth.com, a site that included most of the candidates and their positions on the issues, and other internet sites. The class was divided into six groups and each candidate received equal coverage. Part of the lesson was to see if our classroom activity, which gave equal attention to non-mainstream parties, would result in a different election outcome than would occur in America 11/04/08. What do you think? President-elect Obama's victory speech is interesting and worth listening to, as is John McCain's concession speech. I hope you visit each.

...and why is so hard to find video on the third party candidates...?! This short video helps to shed light on that issue... Click here for another perspective...

6 comments:

Ms. B. said...

Thank you, Mr. Filzen, for putting the two speeches in your blog for Rori and I to watch.

I do feel it is one of best hopes for America that we can vote and change the course of our country without violence. That McCain and Obama could be gracious to one another in defeat and victory is a good example of that.

The election was just one day. Now, it is up to all of us in America to now make the difference. Corny, I know, but America is only as good as the people who live in it.

Here's hoping all the people who cared about the election will continue to care and stay involved in the everyday workings of our government-- and voice their opinions. It is those dialogues that change life: good, honest, courteous, intelligent debate.

Git R Done said...

I like what we are doing mr.Filzen

Anonymous said...

I do think that Obama will be a good presdent, but I was hoping that Mcaine would win! :}

Anonymous said...

cool pic



tamara snyder

Anonymous said...

i think this will be good because it will sort of help us with people being predjdious.it may help so that in the future there will be a woman president or even a black womanpresident.that would be very awesome.

Anonymous said...

IM SO HAPPY OBAMA WON...I wish Nader won though...but Im still SO HAPPY OBAMA IS PRESIDENT HE IS GOING TO DO GOOD THINGS FOR US!!!!! I hope anyway...