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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Eighth Grade Current Event History Blog

Read the latest eight graders posts and comments to the Current Event History Blog. All the leading questions are selected by students .

Hs8-4 Blog Post: Airport Security: Too Much or Too Little
  • Do we need this security, or more?
  • Can we do with less security?
  • Where would YOU draw the line between what is necessary/appropriate?
  • Are you worried about flying?
  • Who should make these security decisions?

Hs8-2 Blog Post: Hazing in Needham
  • Based on your understanding of the Mass Hazing Law, is the suspension of the 5 players on the Needham High School soccer team just punishment for the alleged hazing incident that the younger classwomen were subjected to; why or why not?
  • Do you think the parents were right in their efforts to override the decision the judge made to not allow the girls to play in the tournament game?
  • If all students are clearly made aware of hazing laws by their school, then why do kids continue to commit such mean and degrading acts on other students?
  • How would you react if you were with a group of your school friends and you witnessed another group of students who were “hazing” another student or group of other students? Keep in mind the students committing the hazing act could be several years older than you.

  • Is piracy a significant issue?
  • Should people have the right to copy software?
  • Is Microsoft being too extreme in its prevention methods?

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