Sunday, September 21, 2008

Welcome Message

Welcome to US-Siberian Collaborative Project Fall 2008

Dear students from Yakutsk,

USA Election Campaign is approaching in November of 2008. It has already attracted attention of people all over the world. The campaign is being held and you have a great chance to become involved into this really exciting political event that usually happens once every four years. You and students from Texas and Virginia will also follow this event by gathering information, discussing the latest news, sharing their opinions, and, finally, working on a joint essay by describing the most intruquing moments.

During the next several weeks, you and your instructors will read and write about campaign issues which affect all of us. As indicated above and in the title of this project, our work will entail global collaboration, as three classes from different parts of the world will share ideas, work together to understand some rather complex issues, and co-author written discussions of the issues.

We look forward to working together to explore American Election Campaign issues. We hope that this project will be an exciting, educational, and rewarding adventure for all of us.

To begin your adventure, go to the Blog Archive. You will find a link for it in the lefthand column of your screen. The Blog Archive features the Table of Contents for this Blog. Check the various posts listed there, especially the schedule and the list of resources. We, your instructors, will guide you through the next several weeks of work. At any time, if you have questions or concerns, please see your local instructor or feel free to seek help from anyone on the wiki.

We look forward to collaborating with you in this Blog!

Professors Olesova (Yakutsk), Meloni (Washington, DC), and Weasenforth (Dallas)

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