Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Who should be Seattle's new Mayor?!? You Decide!

We've been getting to meet Mayoral candidates, and it's been AWESOME.  State Senator Bob Hasegawa came on June 1 and State Representative Jessyn Farrell came the next day on June 2.  We've been asking questions on where these candidates stand on the issues. Then... it's time for You Decide!

Students will answer these questions as they write an essay or create a campaign ad for the candidate they endorse. Who do you think should be our next Mayor?  What is their position on an issue that you care about?  Along with you, who are other stakeholders on that issue? Does the candidate of your choice stand for the common good or for the individual rights side of the issue?

"Top Tier" candidates for Mayor (top 6 out of 21):

Bob Hasegawa
Jessyn Farrell
Cary Moon
Jenny Durkan
Nikkita Oliver
Mike McGinn

Ask your student to tell you who they chose to endorse and why!

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Visiting Municipal Court: What is the Justice System?

We will be visiting Municipal Court first tomorrow!  What questions do you have?

The judge we will be visiting is Judge Shadid.  What can you find out about this Judge?  How did he become a judge?

We will also be meeting Pete Holmes, City Attorney!

Monday, May 15, 2017

Visiting City Hall and Municipal Court: Councilmember Kshama Sawant

On your quest today to find out as much as you can about Councilmember Kshama Sawant, let's start by answering these questions:

What are issues that the Council is addressing? List them.

What are ways that Councilmember Sawant thinks we should solve the housing issue in Seattle?  How does she name those issues differently then the council?

What are three things from this page that you think are the most important to know about Councilmember Sawant before meeting her on Thursday?

Write down three questions you have for Councilmember Sawant.