Thursday, October 11, 2007

[TIPS] rocktheweb.org - for your US Gov teachers

Many thanks to Candace Shively for sharing this with me.


http://www.rocktheweb.org is something that your school should look into. Here's what it says about itself:

"The Forum will be simultaneously broadcast to up to 25 million high school and college students all over the United States.  The leading candidates from the Republican and Democrat parties will participate in the Forum at a remote site of their selection.  The candidates, one at a time and without interruption, will address the students on issues they find appropriate.  The candidates will then field screened questions submitted by the students and selected by a committee of the sponsors.  The event will be monitored by a well known non-partisan public personality.  Following the Forum the registered students will have 36 hours to go online to vote.  The results of the voting will be posted shortly after the voting polls close."

Send this to your teachers of US Government. This is a way to get your students involved in the election process. The candidates will be talking to THEM, the first time voters, and those who are close to voting age.

Now, there is a partner of this site that is in search of a nearby (Central PA) school that might be participating and be willing to have some local media coverage and/or let them videotape some of the proceedings that day.

If you are in a Central PA district and you are
1. interested in having their class(es) involved in the day AND
2. are willing to help this company document the process either by inviting in the local media (if we can lure them in) or by allowing us to videotape

get back to me and I'll put you in contact with that company
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