Friday, October 3, 2008

Friday, October 3

Picture Day

The Vice Presidential Debate

Who Won the Debate

Thursday, October 2, 2008

An Introduction to the Iroquois of the Eastern Woodlands

In what ways, if any, are the Iroquois and American cultures similar?

Key Vocabulary:
extended family
nuclear family
Great Law of Peace
Great Tree of Peace


Notes - Cultural Comparisons: Iroquois and the Americans

Homework - The Iroquois of the Eastern Woodlands

Sunday, September 28, 2008

2008 Election Commercials

2008 Election Commercials

2008 Election Handout

In a media-saturated environment in which news, opinions, and entertainment surround us all day on our television sets, computers, and cell phones, the television commercial remains the one area where presidential candidates have complete control over their images. Television commercials use all the tools of fiction filmmaking, including script, visuals, editing, and performance, to distill a candidate's major campaign themes into a few powerful images. Ads elicit emotional reactions, inspiring support for a candidate or raising doubts about his opponent. While commercials reflect the styles and techniques of the times in which they were made, the fundamental strategies and messages have tended to remain the same over the years.

The Living Room Candidate
Museum of the Moving Image

The Candidates on the Financial Crisis

The Candidates on Military Strategy