You might not realize how often the Legislative and Executive Branches are in the news. Have you heard of the Affordable Care Act (Links to an external site.)? Ever wonder how that came about? Who proposed it and why? Who opposed it? Did it change through the legislative process? What about the President’s stance on Immigration Reform (Links to an external site.)? The Federal Budget? We hear about all of the legislation that’s pending or that has passed and that will ultimately affect us.
Choose a current or recent event that illustrates a theme covered in this week’s content on the Congress. Think about what Congress is working on and what’s the process. Use and cite at least one quality news article or story. How does the article explain a theme or themes about Congress from our textbook or other class sources? Offer your opinion, thoughts or insight as well. Some ideas of places to go for your news story:
- The Hill.com (Links to an external site.) (hover over News and you will be able to choose House or Senate)
- National Review (Links to an external site.)
- New York Times (Links to an external site.)
- Politico (Links to an external site.)(check out the Congress tab)
- Roll Call (Links to an external site.)
- The LA Times (Links to an external site.) (check out US tab and then Politics)
- The Weekly Standard (Links to an external site.)
For your Initial Post due by Thursday 11:59 PM:
- Create a 250 word summary of your article. Make certain to include a citation. For help with citations you can check out this PCC Citation page. There are many resources to help you: Citations.
- Create 1 or 2 thought questions about the article. These should be questions that help your classmates’ think more deeply about the topic and their own perspective. Such as:
- If …. happened, what do you think would happen?
- How should the President respond to…?
- Why do you think…?
- How do you feel about…?