Blogging U.S. History
We will use the blog in several different ways over the course of the year.
“React” Post Comments
Each student is required to make two comments on the blog in each unit. These comments count as part of the assignment portion of your grade. This means that over three weeks (roughly the average the length of a unit), you will need to write two comments in response to the “React” posts on the blog. React posts can take a variety of forms: current events that relate to history, art, images, or brief historical documents are all things that could be the subject of a React post. There will be at least two React posts a week that are eligible for you to comment on, so you will have lots of opportunities to respond–something will pop up that will make you think. Comments must be at least 200-250 words in length.
***ALWAYS ADD A CITATION TO THE BOTTOM OF YOUR BLOG COMMENT TO GIVE CREDIT TO ANY AND ALL SOURCES, WHICH YOU CONSULTED TO CREATE YOUR BLOG REACTION POST
From time to time, student work will be exhibited on the blog. If a student does a particularly excellent job on an assignment, that assignment will be posted on the blog for others to use as a model and to celebrate the student’s accomplishment. Anytime student work is used, permission will be asked of the student before any names are put on the post.