Today you are to investigate one current news event.  For this you can either read an article from an online newspaper (links are below) or watch a video from a network news station.

Steps to complete your assignment:
  1. Find an article
  2. Read or watch the story
  3. Summarize the story in 5-7 sentences
  4. Write a 2 sentence response to your summary.  Include your reaction to reading the article. (this should be what you think...opinion!)
  5. Post your article on the comment section of this blog post and include the link to your article or video.
Newspaper links:
http://www.ohio.com/
http://www.nytimes.com/
http://www.cleveland.com/plaindealer/
http://www.washingtonpost.com/?reload=true
http://www.usatoday.com/?refresh=1
 
 
 A citizen is a legal member of a country. All citizens have rights and responsibilities. All citizens should participate in the duties of being a good citizen.

Assignment...
  1. Using the information in Study Island...Compare and Contrast citizen's rights vs. citizen responsibilities.   Include at least 2 examples of each!
  2. This should be posted in the comment section of this blog.
  3. The should be no shorter than 5 complete sentences.
 
 
_In the 1800s, increased participation in religion and politics led to the development of some major social reform movements. Two of the most important reform movements in the 1800s were the anti-slavery and the women's rights movements.

Assignment...
  1. Explain how Dred Scott's participation in US Democracy helped shape the US we know today.
  2. Explain how Susan B. Anthony's participation in US Democracy helped shape the US we know today.