Map and count is current as of 10/14/08. Presentation by Sophelia, Crystal, Rhea, and Sam.
- Obama / Biden -286
- McCain / Palin – 155
- Toss Up – 97
Each week between September 15 and November 4 (the election) Senior Current Issues will provide you an update on the progress of the 2008 Presidential Election. Each week at this site you will find a photo (USA Electoral Map in room #112) of the updated polling comparisons between Barack Obama and John McCain. Each week a different group of seniors will offer you a three to five minute podcast of where this election currently stands and the trends they see on the horizon. Student groups will provide a news article that they think will help you to better understand the dynamics of this election. All students are encouraged to listen to the podcast and read the article.
SCI students will offer a “what do you think” question that goes with the news article. All Senior Current Issues students must do the ensuing 20 point blog. All other students may choose to answer the question as an extra credit blog assignment (5 pts max.)
All electoral votes come from estimates located on Real Clear Politics.com Remember polls are only estimates of how people may vote. Until Nov 4 nobody really knows the outcome of this election.
Podcast – click podcast. Go to Real Clear Politics while you listen. Podcast coincides with photo of map in room 112, located at the top of this post. Special Note the podcast does not work in Firefox browser.
News Article – CNN Politics.com – “Most Believe McCain’s attacks on Obama unfair, poll finds”
Question – Read the article. How are John McCain’s attacks on Barack Obama going to affect him as a politician on election day?
Postings for the question must be made by 7:00 PM Friday of the week in question.
Check the category “08 ELECTION – The News” for more news about the candidates and the Election.
Podcast: (95% / A) Students Very good podcast. Good reviews by Econ classes. Good reviews by teachers. Nice info – good input of the Powell endorsement and the reasoning for blue states turning blue – and toss up states staying toss up. Also, good input on the Virginia situation as a possible blue state. Interesting. Nicely done guys.
Article / Question: (92% / A-) The issue of negative campaigning is something that needs to be addressed in this campaign. The article does a pretty good job of dealing with that. Question is pretty good as well. Again nice job.
Presentation: (95% / A) Very inclusive presentation. All involved. Clear – interesting – nice job. You guys have done an all around good job. Well done
Overall Grade: (94% / A) – This is the way I’d like to see the assignment play out. Reviews from other classes and from teachers – was positive. This is a very inclusive with ALL members – the podcast is nicely done – with reasons for the changes in the states. That’s good. The pace and sound of the podcast is good. And presentation was clear. I think we all learned a lot! Nice job guys!