Space… The Final Frontier.

On Monday and Tuesday we’re headed to Space!  I’ve been threatening to do it for a couple of weeks now, but this time I’M serious!  We’re going to be covering the Space program this week.   The Apollo project,  along with the Manhattan Project are the two greatest scientific and engineering feats in the history of mankind.  A thousand years from now, people will still be talking about how man first left the confines of Earth and set out for the Solar System.  See you Tomorrow!

More Assignments!

We worked on the Johnson Inaugural Address. 

Johnson’s Inaugural Address

Here are the questions that followed up the Election Day! assignment on Thursday and Friday March 13 & 14.  Congratulations to Madame President Paula and El Presedente Reid. 

Election Day! Questions

This is the post-assessment I gave the class on Tuesday and Wednesday March 11 & 12.  I want to say that you guys ROCKED this test like a Hurricane!  Great job everybody!

post-assessment-test.doc

The Daisy Girl Advertisement

These are some of the political advertisements we watched on Friday March 7, and Monday March 10.  The first clip is called the “Daisy Girl” ad.  It was run on September 7, 1964, and made people so MAD that they only ran it once.  It’s probably the most famous political advertisement in history.  The voice over “We must love each other…” is President Johnson’s voice. 

Although his political opponent was never mentioned by name, people understood perfectly what he was talking about.  Barry Goldwater was an “Arch-Conservative”  (meaning VERY conservative) Republican from Arizona.  He favored the use of Atomic weapons in North Vietnam, and to fight the communists in Cuba.  It’s a brilliant ad that worked PERFECTLY.  Johnson defeated Goldwater 65% to 35% in the popular vote.

By the way… these are Primary sources. 

This second ad is less than a month old.  This ad was run by Hillary Clinton in Texas and Ohio before their primaries.  The tone between the two ads are similar.  In my opinion it’s important for you to understand how advertisers get you to buy your product.  Politicians, just like detergent makers and auto companies use images to appeal to your emotions.  The Daisy Girl, and Clinton’s 3 a.m. advertisements appeal directly to the same kind of emotions.