As a way to try a foster some more open debate and discussion on some of big political, economic, and social issues of the day within Mr H's Government and Economics classes, students will be asked from time to time to log on, review, and post discussion thoughts on a wide range of issues related to the class content. Student will be given until an assigned due date to review any materials posted below by Mr H and communicate their thoughts in a form of online dialog that will help facilitate learning, debate, and discussion both in and out of the classroom.Students, from time to time, will also be asked to respond (politely and respectfully) to other students point of view so that everyone can better understand opposing viewpoints as well as learn to appreciate other young citizens point of view. All posts are reviewed by Mr H prior to going live and all posts are related to established weekly homework grades.
Have you ever posted on an online discussion boardlike this for a class prior to this semester?Before you do, read over the tips for "Discussion Board Etiquette" or "Netiquette"before advancing by clicking hereRubric for Discussion Board Postings: Postings will be assigned in advance on Mr H's Homework Checklist and will carry the same amount of points as a typical, weekly homework assignment. Students are encouraged to refer to the rubric below for posting guidance:
10 points 8 points 6 points 4 points 1 pointInsightful postingMakes connections to class content or storyOffers new insights / ideasCompleted on time or prior to assigned due dateNo stylistic errors(grammar, spelling, etc.)Clear postingSatisfactory connections to class content or storyOffers limited insights / ideasCompleted on time or prior to assigned due date1-2 stylistic errors(grammar, spelling, etc.)Clear posting, but w/ minor issuesLimited connections to class content or storyOffers few insights / ideasCompleted on time3-4 stylistic errors(grammar, spelling, etc.)Flawed postingPoor connections to class content or storyOffers almost no insights / ideasCompleted on time5-6 stylistic errors(grammar, spelling, etc.)Poor postingNo connections to class content or storyOffers no insights / ideasCompleted latecompleted on time or late posting6-8 stylistic errors(grammar, spelling, etc.)DIRECTIONS: To comment on the Discussion Board posting, click the "comment" link at the bottom of the post and type your comments into the provided fields. When your finished click the "Submit Comment" button and your writing will be submitted to Mr. H for posting. Comments will often be posted live for all viewers to see within the next 12-24 hours, typically.