Thursday, October 2, 2014

The Best?

Mr. Helmuth started out class with the question, "Is a Republic the best form of government?  Would another form be better?"

It definitely sparked some interesting discussions.  Of course, the students have to know some of the basic differences between a republic and other forms of government to be able to answer with any sense of authority.

He then let them start working on their government act-it-outs.  Students are put into groups, then they are each given a government type.  They are tasked with coming up with a skit which portrays the most significant aspects of the government they were given.

If you weren't in class today, you'll be put in a group tomorrow.  You'll have to jump in as best you can.

That's it for today's post.  If you want the extra credit, you were supposed to read and discuss it with an adult.  Maybe discuss the bellwork question.  Maybe tell which group you're in, and how you are going to portray your type of government.  When you've done that, find a scrap of paper and write the word "BAM!" on it.  That will prove that you were here.  Then, have the adult you discussed with sign the paper.  That will prove that they read/discussed the blog with you.  ...Well... I guess it just proves that they signed a piece of paper saying, "BAM!"  But I trust if you made it this far, you also read and discussed the blog.

Have a great evening.


  1. this is cool... I wanted to know the extra credit question before hand so I can do it tonight. from, Abina.

    1. Fair enough. Now you can. You still have to discuss it with an adult though. :)