Sunday, May 20, 2012

Something to do this summer????

11 comments:

Adam Joerres said...

This video is both entertaining and true. The video does a very nice job of using vocab words like red tape and integrates pork very well throughout. I also thought that they had a nice way of talking about campaign finance in "little kid terms".

Chris DeWinter said...

Found it interesting the video showed how campaign contribution laws actually limit peoples speech so that people can not speech out against politicians. It seems that these laws are alway cast in a positive light by trying to limit the effect money has on campaigns.

JakobL said...

That video was very entertaining and also informative. It shows in a very clear way how politicians can influence the public and/ or limit the free speech of the people. It gives good explanations for vocabulary but on the other side it's funny and therefore entertaining.

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tFugarino said...

i found this video broke down campaigning into terms that little kids could understand. The video did tell me an interesting fact that there are laws out there that limit peoples speech agaisnt politicians.

MBoster said...

Wow. I think that you should make all of your high school students watch this every year. This really explained things in the simplest terms.

APrichard said...

The amount of vocab included in the video astounded me, it covered quite a few topics coinciding with gopo this year. However, it also was satirical and managed to appropriately "poke" politicians without directly offending their profession. It was also humorous in the methods that every topic spoken about was flipped positive no matter how degrading it was toward politics.

Sfrasher said...

I really felt that this video was incredibly informative. Even though I am almost done with AP Government and Politics I felt as though this video broke complex information and terms down into such an easy, condense fashion. I feel that this video should be shown sometime during the year (preferably before the exam) because it is just a quick reminder on a lot of key topics. Overall, this was an interesting and valuable video.

PaulHurlbut said...

I feel that this video is actually very simple, yet can teach so much. It truly should be shown to younger students (Middle School?) to help them easily understand politics in a nutshell. I can guarantee if there really was a Camp Politics I would love to go. It looks like an AWESOME time.

pliberski said...

Hmm. I'm not quite sure what to say. Most people seem to have given feedback based on their views of the "little kid language." However, I would rather focus on the question at hand, the fact of "something to do." To this question I am also unsure of what the "something" would be. Obviously I would not be attending something like this. however as a counselor: the idea could be possible, depending on how much I'd get paid.

ANichols said...

This is insane. These are young kids...their childhood should be filled with "kid-like stuff," not government and politics. For example, rather than having kids learn about the next primary election, they should be eating worms, going to the beach, playing kickball, and doing whatever else little kids do. They should not be spending their time learning about politics. Plain and simple, the kids need to be kids.