Country: United States
Name of Project: POLITICS AND ART
Goal Of The Project: We would like to compile information on politics and political art. We would like to write articles about the politics of all our countries and collect political cartoons from all our countries. We would also like to see some examples of political songs so we can include some song lyrics in our articles.
Type Of Writing Requested: Personal commentary from students regarding their views on a political topic. Any personal comments about local or national leaders, or government and laws in general, would be acceptable. These expressions should be about one paragraph in length. These thoughts can be composed in an e-mail and sent directly to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Description Of What You Are Looking For From Other Schools:
For example, a response may look like this:
I think the government is too restrictive. The leaders make too many rules that limit our personal choices. In New Jersey there is a new rule about driving. Any driver who has a probationary license and is under the age of 18 must put a red sticker on their license plate. I don't think this rule is fair because this might make my car stick out from other cars. I should be able to choose if I want other drivers to know I'm new behind the wheel.
There are a lot of people who don't like our president, Barak Obama. They say he is trying to socalize our country. I don't see anything wrong with socialized heath care. I think that would be good. I think insurance companies waste too much money, so a government health care system would be better than what we have now. I hope President Obama does something like this.
Questions: Also, please complete the following survey.
If possible, have each student in the class, and the teachers, complete this.
Story Prompts: NONE
Detailed Instructions For Collecting Information: Please complete the online survey. The results will be automatically calculated. Please, in a Word Document or in the body of an e-mail, have your students complete a personal comment on their political views or opinions. This can be e-mailed directely email@example.com .
Ideal Number Of Submissions From Each School: ONLINE SURVEY: As many as possible, but at least 10
PERSONAL COMMENTS: At least 5
Preferred Length Of Articles: One paragraph personal expression, also completion of the online survey