Such great conversations today!
Today we talked about impostor syndrome as a warmup. Then we discussed the Constitution using three sets of primary documents.
1) Thomas Jefferson's reaction to Shay's Rebellion
2) Abigail Adam's "Remember the Ladies," with John's reaction
3) Slavery in the Constitution documents
We finished up by talking about the Electoral College and watched a video (except 4th period) about how it works: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OUS9mM8Xbbw
Tonight, please watch this sequel: "The Trouble with the Electoral College" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7wC42HgLA4k and be prepared to discuss tomorrow. NB – this was made before 2016, so our “failure” (is it a failure?) rate is now higher.
If you're interested in alterative electoral systems, you may enjoy a few of the videos from this playlist: the “Politics in the Animal Kingdom” playlist https://www.youtube.com/watch?annotation_id=annotation_818923015&feature=iv&index=1&list=PL7679C7ACE93A5638&src_vid=l8XOZJkozfI&v=s7tWHJfhiyo