I'm a social studies teacher in a small public high school in southern Indiana. I'm planning to have my four US Government classes (senior level) conduct research on the 2008 presidential campaign, using the PBS Vote 2008 Blueprint curriculum as the foundation for our work.
I have approximately 92 seniors in my classes. They are of varying ability levels, all the way from gifted and talented to special needs.
As part of our study, I'd like to have my students set up blogs discussing issues and events in the campaign, and I'd also like to consider having other students of similar grade level interact with mine in this discussion. I'm currently considering what my options are regarding setting up blogs, but I'll probably use Edublogs as my blog site. I've also set up a basic webpage using many of the resources and widgets that were included in the PBS resources. You can see the page at http://www.vcsc.k12.in.us/staff/mhutchison/election
If anyone is interested in a possible collaboration through the fall campaign, please feel free to e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I look forward to hearing from you.