Mr. Fierro came to speak with 7th-9th grade classes about his work on the 2012 election. We discussed why elections are important, how they affect our lives, and why it is important to be politically active. By looking at the 2008 election voter turn out rates, we were able to draw conclusions about the way certain demographics vote and why. Thanks Mr. Fierro, for starting off our election mini unit! Students have now evaluated issues to see which candidate they side with on topics from energy to education to immigration. We have also analyzed TV ads and segments of the 2012 presidential debates to see what candidates are saying and not saying. Some magazine articles on the election from Scholastic have given us more to read, discuss, and write about! We'll see what happens on November 6th. Get out the vote!