This guide will help you with finding reliable resources to help you succeed in POS 1041-American Government
Welcome! In this discussion forum, students are required to make a posting regarding the discussion question(s), respond to discussion threads, address your peers' questions and comment on the material that interests you. Lively discussion is encouraged but respectful participation is expected.
Directions: Two paragraph posting required (minimum 8-10 full sentences in each paragraph or both paragraphs should be minimum 250 words). Put a title above your first paragraph (example: FL Governor's Campaign & Amendment 2 or U.S. Senate race in FL & Amendment 7). Write in complete sentences, proofread, use spell check, and two citations required at the end of each paragraph (use sources shown from the library). Points deducted for misspelled words and incomplete sentences. Separate each paragraph in your posting. Postings due Sunday by 11:59pm. Respond to at least two classmates with comments, questions and/or constructive criticism, but remember to always be professional.
1st Paragraph: Role-playing as a reporter for you-name-it news, select a campaign race on the 2018 FL ballot and discuss both candidates and their platforms in a fair and balanced way. Describe as you would to someone who is trying to make up his or her mind on who to vote for. Include a summarized bulleted list of highlights/accomplishments for each candidate as well. 2nd Paragraph: Do the same for one of the constitutional amendments on the ballot.
League of Women Voters: Find the 2018 Florida Amendments that will be voted on this election day.
Politifact: PolitiFact started in 2007 as an election-year project of the Tampa Bay Times (then named the St. Petersburg Times), Florida’s largest daily newspaper.From the beginning, PolitiFact focused on looking at specific statements made by politicians and rating them for accuracy. PolitiFact is run by the editors and journalists who make up the PolitiFact team. No one tells us what to write about or how to rate statements. We do so independently, using our news judgment.(Taken from Website)
Pew Research Center: Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping the world. We conduct public opinion polling, demographic research, content analysis and other data-driven social science research. We do not take policy positions. (Taken from Website)
WhiteHouse.gov: Find out what is going on in Washington D.C. and our country. WhiteHouse.gov also has historical information and data.