IMPACT ’08

For our IMPACT ’08 project in humanities, my group was assigned the political platform, the war in Iraq. One of the things we had to do, was create a trifold board presenting an unbiased view of what both McCain’s and Obama’s plans were/are about the war in Iraq.

 

On Friday, October 17, 2008, my humanities teacher Mrs. C, had our class walk to Von’s, carrying our trifold boards. Once we arrived, Mrs. C had our groups split up into presenters and surveyors. She then placed the informers by the Von’s entrance and the surveyors scattered around the shopping center. The surveyors went up to people and asked who they would vote for president. I was an informer. Our job was to present the info on the trifold boards in an unbiased way to hopefully educate the public. While we were talking to some of the shoppers I noticed how there were a lot of McCain supporters and only a couple of Obama supporters. I also noticed how some of the people don’t care who the next president is or don’t even know who’s running for president and then there are some who already know who they’re voting for and what the presidents think about the issues. There was even one lady who tried selling us McCain-Palin buttons.

 

At one point there was a group of McCain supporters and one Obama supporter at the same time. The McCain supporters were saying how he’s so great and that he knows way more than Obama. Once the McCain supporters left, the Obama supporter was calling all of the McCain supporters idiots and that Palin is going to be the next president because McCain’s too old (etc.).

 

Almost everyone that came up to our boards were very glad that we were doing something for the community and that we should all get A’s. I think that this was a great experience for our whole class.

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