Before you begin, your group must answer a basic philosophic question-- What is the proper role of the federal government in our country, and what functions should it perform? Answer this in the form of a blog post attached td to this site. Run your mouse over the icons in the upper right, find the one that says something about adding a discussion post, and click on that one, then add a post on your thoughts--each group member gets a grade for this, and each must post. If you all agree, each of you must contribute your own thoughts on why you answered as you did. After you have posted, you may go to the other Wikipages and read the posts of others. If you choose to repond to their posts, remember that your responses must be respectful of the thoughts of others--answer with reason, not emotion.

Now, lets get to the rest of the assignment.

It's Feb. 2013 and President "Buddy" Roemer has proposed a Constitutional Amendment to prevent government money being used to bailout corporations.
Your boss, a Congressmen, serves on the Oversight and Government Reform Committee. He has requested that you do some research on the history of government subsidies in general. He then wants you to zero in on the "too big to fail" concept. Finally, take a position on this issue and build the strongest case possible for your position.

He has requested that you prepare a presentation covering these subjects. Because he is always sceptical of what he reads and hears, you want to be sure to use reliable sources and cite them carefully--otherwise, you will be fired.
Your Teacher will function as your boss and decide if he/ she wants the presentation to be accompanied by a written report, your boss may also decide to judge you on the audie component (oral or recorded) of your presentation.

Today--you must decide how to approach your work/ Who is going to do what? What deadlines do you need to meet along the way?
After that, you can begin the project. At some point you must also decide what form do you want your presentation to take. Your teacher may decide to expand or limit your options, but, here is an initial list to consider:
  1. a Wiki, (you can use this page),
  2. Glog(which can include links), --some schools may permit the use of glog.com, in our district you'll have to use
  3. Prezi,
  4. PowerPoint,
  5. A video you produce,
  6. LiveBinder
You may want to investigate each of these. Some of them require that you set up an account, receive a verification Email, and click on a verification link.

Because you know your boss is a hard man to please, you must be very careful to chose reliable sources and give them credit.
As you research, you can paste resource links on your page to make them easy to return to, or, your teacher may wish to have you set up accounts at a social bookmarking site such as Diigo, where you can collect favorites/bookmarks, highlight them, and add your own remarks.

At the end of the project your teacher may ask that you do a group self-evaluation.

A good place to start your research might be here.