This is a class blog kept by student-authors and their teacher Mike Gwaltney.

The posts on this blog are part of an ongoing assignment in our fully online AP U.S. & Comparative Government & Politics course at the Online School for Girls. Students post reflection pieces on a rotating basis, with one author posting each weekday. Students also occasionally post to the blog for project assignments.

You can read the specifics of our class blog assignment here.

Our class blogging guidelines.

Our class commenting guidelines.


7 responses to “About

  1. Beth

    January 29, 2012 at 5:32 pm

    Happy blogging. My journalism class looks forward to your student posts.

    • Mike Gwaltney

      January 29, 2012 at 5:42 pm

      Thanks Beth! We appreciate having you as readers. Looking forward to the conversations!
      Mike Gwaltney, Instructor

  2. Mr. O.

    February 16, 2012 at 1:11 pm

    I’m INSPIRED by your efforts, Mike – well done! When we return from break and begin trimester 3, I’ll invite my GOV students to read and comment… and then students and I will embark on a similar writing project.

    • Mike Gwaltney

      February 16, 2012 at 2:09 pm

      Thanks Dave. We certainly appreciate you taking the time to read and comment on our blog. Don’t ever hesitate to weigh in on a post, if you’re so moved.

      Let’s keep in touch – perhaps there are opportunities to collaborate? My brick-and-mortar school is Oregon Episcopal, and it might be fun to make a connection with an Episcopal school in Texas. And of course, my online Government kids could benefit from reading your students’ blogs when you get it up and going.



  3. Ross Mannell

    September 19, 2012 at 12:01 am

    Considering the quality of student posts during the previous school year, I look forward to seeing more thought-provoking comments from students involved in the AP U.S. & Comparative Government & Politics course.
    Teacher (retired), N.S.W., Australia

    • Mike Gwaltney

      September 27, 2012 at 5:41 pm

      We will try to live up to last year, Ross. Certainly, those students set a high bar. I’m quite confident this year’s crew can do just as well (perhaps even better?), and I’m sure the feedback you and others provide here will aid us in that.

      Thanks as always for your support of our blogs.



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