This blog is an exploration, a learning experience, and an observation of and by four student teachers.
Saturday, November 1, 2008
In a middle school where I am completing my internship, we have been studying the Constitution which, as we know, details the responsibilities of each branch of our government. Since this is election year, we have also focused on voting, what a ballot looks like, and how this is a civil responsibility. I mentioned to the students that this is a task I take very seriously. The school had set up a electronic voting process for the students to vote for president, governor, and district representative. I believe it was Linda Ellerbee that once said that kids generally predict the outcome of an election. Are the students just a reflection of their parents or the media - particularly in middle school. I'll keep you posted.