Your Opinion – Period 6

In your opinion, what issue is the most important in today’s world? Pick one of these three, then explain why you feel that way. If you believe another issue is more important than these three, please feel free to talk about it in your comment. Make sure you read others’ comments before you answer yourself. You can refer to other people’s comments if you want to.

Issue 1: Global Warming — The Arctic Ice this year is among the 3rd thinnest, the weather has been crazy. Do you think this is the most important issue facing our world? Why?

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Issue 2: Health Care — Politicians have been fighting all summer over this. Should we have an option for a public health care system to help those who cannot afford health insurance? Do you think this is the most important issue in the fall of 2009? Why?

845205_sala_de_parto_03-1

Issue 3: The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan — We have been fighting in Iraq  since 2003, and we have been in Afghanistan since 2001 when we started searching for Osama bin Laden. Is this the most important issue facing us? Why?

1173186_gunmen

Or… you may talk about another issue you feel is more important than these.

Images: http://www.sxc.hu/photo/1169983, http://www.sxc.hu/photo/1173186, http://www.sxc.hu/photo/845205

Your Opinion — Period 4

In your opinion, what issue is the most important in today’s world? Pick one of these three, then explain why you feel that way. If you believe another issue is more important than these three, please feel free to talk about it in your comment. Make sure you read others’ comments before you answer yourself. You can refer to other people’s comments if you want to.

Issue 1: Global Warming — The Arctic Ice this year is among the 3rd thinnest, the weather has been crazy. Do you think this is the most important issue facing our world? Why?

1169983_global_warming

Issue 2: Health Care — Politicians have been fighting all summer over this. Should we have an option for a public health care system to help those who cannot afford health insurance? Do you think this is the most important issue in the fall of 2009? Why?

845205_sala_de_parto_03-1

Issue 3: The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan — We have been fighting in Iraq  since 2003, and we have been in Afghanistan since 2001 when we started searching for Osama bin Laden. Is this the most important issue facing us? Why?

1173186_gunmen

Or… you may talk about another issue you feel is more important than these.

Images: http://www.sxc.hu/photo/1169983, http://www.sxc.hu/photo/1173186, http://www.sxc.hu/photo/845205

Your Opinion -Period 3

In your opinion, what issue is the most important in today’s world? Pick one of these three, then explain why you feel that way. If you believe another issue is more important than these three, please feel free to talk about it in your comment. Make sure you read others’ comments before you answer yourself. You can refer to other people’s comments if you want to.

Issue 1: Global Warming — The Arctic Ice this year is among the 3rd thinnest, the weather has been crazy. Do you think this is the most important issue facing our world? Why?

1169983_global_warming

Issue 2: Health Care — Politicians have been fighting all summer over this. Should we have an option for a public health care system to help those who cannot afford health insurance? Do you think this is the most important issue in the fall of 2009? Why?

845205_sala_de_parto_03-1

Issue 3: The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan — We have been fighting in Iraq  since 2003, and we have been in Afghanistan since 2001 when we started searching for Osama bin Laden. Is this the most important issue facing us? Why?

1173186_gunmen

Or… you may talk about another issue you feel is more important than these.

Images: http://www.sxc.hu/photo/1169983, http://www.sxc.hu/photo/1173186, http://www.sxc.hu/photo/845205

Your Opinion-Period 2

In your opinion, what issue is the most important in today’s world? Pick one of these three, then explain why you feel that way. If you believe another issue is more important than these three, please feel free to talk about it in your comment. Make sure you read others’ comments before you answer yourself. You can refer to other people’s comments if you want to.

Issue 1: Global Warming — The Arctic Ice this year is among the 3rd thinnest, the weather has been crazy. Do you think this is the most important issue facing our world? Why?

1169983_global_warming

Issue 2: Health Care — Politicians have been fighting all summer over this. Should we have an option for a public health care system to help those who cannot afford health insurance? Do you think this is the most important issue in the fall of 2009? Why?

845205_sala_de_parto_03-1

Issue 3: The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan — We have been fighting in Iraq  since 2003, and we have been in Afghanistan since 2001 when we started searching for Osama bin Laden. Is this the most important issue facing us? Why?

1173186_gunmen

Or… you may talk about another issue you feel is more important than these.

Images: http://www.sxc.hu/photo/1169983, http://www.sxc.hu/photo/1173186, http://www.sxc.hu/photo/845205

Your Opinion–Period 1

In your opinion, what issue is the most important in today’s world? Pick one of these three, then explain why you feel that way. If you believe another issue is more important than these three, please feel free to talk about it in your comment. Make sure you read others’ comments before you answer yourself. You can refer to other people’s comments if you want to.

Issue 1: Global Warming — The Arctic Ice this year is among the 3rd thinnest, the weather has been crazy. Do you think this is the most important issue facing our world? Why?

1169983_global_warming

Issue 2: Health Care — Politicians have been fighting all summer over this. Should we have an option for a public health care system to help those who cannot afford health insurance? Do you think this is the most important issue in the fall of 2009? Why?

845205_sala_de_parto_03-1

Issue 3: The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan — We have been fighting in Iraq  since 2003, and we have been in Afghanistan since 2001 when we started searching for Osama bin Laden. Is this the most important issue facing us? Why?

1173186_gunmen

Or… you may talk about another issue you feel is more important than these.

Images: http://www.sxc.hu/photo/1169983, http://www.sxc.hu/photo/1173186, http://www.sxc.hu/photo/845205

Remembering our soldiers…

The Los Angeles Times has a new section on the Iraq War called California War Dead. It’s a database of soldiers who died in the line of duty since 2001. As a way of honoring our California soldiers’ service for us, I’d like you all to do this:

1) Pick a soldier from the website. Read about him or her…there may be quotations from friends and family. Click on “Times Obituary” to get more detailed information about his/her life.

2) In your blog, tell us your soldier’s story. We’ll start with something like: “The soldier I honor this Memorial Day is ________________.”

  • Name, age, date of death, place of death
  • Did he or she have a family?
  • What was the person like?
  • What were the circumstances under which he/she died?
  • Write at least five words that you think represent the life of your soldier.
  • Include a link to the page you used on the Los Angeles Times.

3) In your server, make a folder for pictures & photos you’ll collect.

4) In stock.xchg, collect 10 images to represent your soldier, save them in your server. Don’t get the thumbnail copy of the image, make sure you use the larger size. **Also copy each image’s url and either paste into the end of your blog, or into Word.

5) Register at Animoto.com.

  • Upload your 7 favorite images…Click on the first image, Shift-click on the last, and upload all at once. This will take awhile, so give yourself some time here!
  • Add a title, and text boxes with your descriptive words (you can combine the words into 1 or 2 text boxes). Altogether, with text and images, you should have 10 frames.
  • Choose a song you think goes well with your soldier’s story.
  • Remember, don’t add your last name.

6) Embed the Animoto video in your blog. Directions:

  • Click on the “Post/Embed” icon.
  • Click on “Embed.”
  • Click the MySpace icon and copy the code.
  • In your blog, click on HTML. Scroll down and click where you want the video, then paste.
  • Save.

8) Have you used spell check?

9) Make sure the links to your 7 images are at the end.

10) Publish.