Friday, November 20, 2009

Soda Tax - This Should Get My Students Talking

Today's episode of CNN Student News concludes with a segment about a proposed federal tax on soda pop. Based on how much soda I see my students consume, I know that this will get my students talking. In my both my Civics class and my US History class we often talk about the role of government in the lives of private citizens. The idea of a soda tax is very relevant to my students' lives and is sure to spark some lively discussion when I show them the video.