Pennsylvania History Class Blog ProjectThe Assignment:
Every Tuesday and Thursday, Mr H likes to start off the period with an in-class discussion on current events going on in our state, county, and local communities and how there events relate back to our curriculum or what we have been studying. Your task between those times will be to build and maintain an ongoing class blog on news, current events, and historical discussions from our look at state and local history. This will be an assignment done both inside and outside of class with help and direction from Mr H as well as a twice a semester collection for review and grading purposes. Blogs should be built using the free Blogger account (Google's online blogging tool) provided to students through their etownstudent.org / Google accounts.
Requirements / Rubric (PA History)
(Stories of local & state-wide interest, helping us to better understand the state we live in)
Past in-class journal entries are listed below:
The following sites below are some of the acceptable Internet sources for finding current events for your blog. If you have a question about any sources not on this list, feel free to ask Mr. H.
Why does it matter to be an informed citizen of your local state and community?
Students are encouraged to sign up for the following daily PA onloine newsletters from these PA-based journalist & news sites to get the latest Pennsylvania headlines sent right to their in-boxes every monring.
Also, check out the weekly PA-related talk shows or public policy programs, giving you all of the top stories from the state in one broadcast. Click the banners below to see web-casts of resent programs!
Stay up-to-date on all things going on in your state with some of these great PA-related podcasts below! Click the icons to learn more of listen!
Pennsylvania News Links