Wednesday, February 27, 2008

ISSUE Video Preview

  • On a scale from 1-10, I'm interested at a 9.
  • I would like to work with anyone who's cooperative & creative.
  • I don't have access to a digital video camera.
  • I don't really have any movie-making experience, only one is taping home videos.
  • Issues: 1) Global Issues - Poverty. 2) Human Equality. 3) 2008 U.S. Presidential Election

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

My Cartoon and SPECS

S Many obstacles are in the way of the U.S. econlmy, such as outsourcing, slowing wages, etc, which is bringing the economy down.

P The U.S. economy isn't going anywhere, and progress is slow.

E The U.S. dollar is decreasing, jobs are limited, wages are low, etc., as published in the A.A.S. newspaper.

C America can be expecting higher gas prices, lower wages, more outsourcing, expensive staple items, expensive cars and homes.

S The economy will have to pull it up a notch by removing the obstacles(outsourcing, etc.). We should find alternatives to gas, spend and save wisely, stick with our jobs before it gets outsourced, find bargains, etc.

New Schedule SPECS

S Periods 1-6 alternates on 1.5 hour blocks. Periods 7-8 meet everyday for 45 minutes.

P It's a bad idea: people not having athletics for 7 or 8 period will not benefit; class will go too fast for 7 and 8 periods; more tardies; teachers will have to adjust lesson plans big time.

E The idea came up during a meeting.

C Therefore, teachers will have to change lessonplans, students adjust to a new schedule and increased possible tardies. In 7 and * periods, you won't have much to time to do anything.

S I suggest we just stick with the current schedule for once!!!!!!!! aaaagh! Coaches who want to have athletics 7 or 8 period on this new schedule so they can have more time with their athletes should just extend practice time or switch all athletics to 7 or 8 period on normal block schedule. We should convince the principal or whoever is in charge of this that this schedule is 100% unnessessary and pointless.

Friday, February 15, 2008

Outlining my editorial cartoon

A. What is the situation that your cartoon refers to?

My cartoon is refering to the slowing u.s. economy, represented by a turtle going uphill struggling with obstacles.

B. What is your position (stance) on that situation?

U.S. economy is going to have to step it up to prosper.

C. Write some evidence that supports your position.

U.S. economy is having a hard time going "uphill to economic success" due to certain obstacles, like a turtle going uphill with many rocks and a humoungous fire in it's way.

D. What, in an ideal world would be your solution to the situation?

In an ideal world, we would not have those certain obstacles (we wouldn't do outsourcing, we would increase wages, etc.)

Friday, February 1, 2008

Planning My Cartoon

The topic of my cartoon is the slowing u.s. economy and the struggle to get to the top.

My opinion is that the economy is very slow with many obstacles in the way and is making no progress.

I will use an animal as a symbol, objects as a symbol, and text coming out of the animal's mouth.

Current Events - February 1, 2008

Date: February 1, 2008
Headline: Obama, Clinton go one-on-one for first time
Question: What three major issues did Obama and Clinton debated over?