Saturday, 29 November 2014

Socials 10-2 - Finding our political stripes

Today we participated in a questionnaire designed to help us classify our political beliefs on a spectrum of thought.  Most of us fell into the centre (or some part of it) with some to the moderate left and some to the moderate right.  Earlier you indicated that you wished to try to have an in-class election, so I designed an activity to allow you to experience that.  I thought that rather than having you create parties and platforms based upon your in-class friendships, it would be more natural to base them upon similar political views.  As such, we grouped ourselves based upon the outcomes of the questionnaire.  We then reviewed the passage of bills and got settled into creating our parties - starting with the selection of a leader.  There is no homework.  Thanks for your good work this week.

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