Tuesday, January 21, 2014
WHAT YOU ASK???? OMG!!!!! IT'S ONLY THE MOST AWESOME GAME IN THE WORLD!!!!
THAT'S RIGHT.... THIS GAME IS KNOWN WORLD WIDE AND HAS A LOYAL APUSH FOLLOWING!!! YOU PLAYED IT - YOU KNOW JUST HOW ADDICTED YOU ARE TO THE GAME!!! BET YOUR EXCITED!!
Ok, so let me explain to you once again (since I did this in class already). I will start the game off by giving you a historical term of which you have had since you started taking APUSH (that's right, all the way back to chapter 1). The person responding to me, must give the HISTORICAL SIGNIFICANCE of that term and then that person names the next term, beginning with the next letter. Here is an example (not related to the subject, just so none of you really smart children decide to try and rip mine off....):
I post the word "APPLE"
John Doe responses with: "A fruit of which fell from a tree and hit Isaac Newton in the head; thus launching the Scientific Revolution" NEXT WORD: BATS.....
And thus the game would have begun. Again, remember that my example is NOT one of your historical terms. You can use ANY of the terms you have had up to this point. That means you can use APUSH 1 terms and APUSH 2 terms (up to Chapter 34).
Dealing with X, Y, and Z words. True, there aren't many of these in your APUSH historical terms, but to make the game interesting - when you get to any of these three letters, you must use any that does exist. If there are no more words that begin with X, Y, or Z (x & z will be the hardest), then you can declare a "SKIP" and move to the next letter. WARNING: if the person responding to your next letter finds a word that has not be used - then they can declare a FOUL and YOU (the one that declared the "SKIP" will lose point.
BTW - when you reach the end of the alphabet - you know... you just start over from the beginning!
How to win at this game. Post the most historical significant definitions and new words. The winner gets a free homework pass to be used on any assignment they choose!!!
The game stops at mid-night on Friday!!!
FIRST WORD: Anaconda Plan
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
On the one side, you have the supporters that claim that marijuana is no greater of a harm than alcohol, which is legal, and even more importantly, it has been proven to have medical benefits.
Of course, on the other side, you have the group that are claiming that legalizing pot as a recreational drug will not have a good outcome. Many of those oppose the drug as a recreational drug acknowledge the science of its medical benefits, but fear that legalizing it beyond that purpose will lead more and more young people to partake in this drug, which will have horrible ramifications in public schools and will most likely lead to heavier drug use (marijuana has been known for years as the "gateway drug" - a drug that eventually leads using more potent drugs).
I would highly encourage each of you to do a look at some of the NUMEROUS websites and blogs that are out there on both the negative and positive arguments to legalizing pot. Trust me, there is a ton of pro/con arguments out there.... some legit and others (on both sides) that are just nuts. I will say this, I heard someone on television today state that the move to do this is nothing more than a further sign of our nation "simply throwing up it's arms and declaring - we give up!" Interesting viewpoint... in my opinion...
What is your opinion about the legalization of marijuana as a recreational drug? Is it a bigger deal than what it is being portrayed or is it just an "older generation" making a big deal about nothing?