Modern Conflict is a social studies class at OHS that is ever-changing to follow what’s happening in our world. This fall, the political scene is front and center so students are diving in.
This move is a result of their studies of Michigan, “Students have been looking at a ton of data from a recent Bridge Magazine publication about the state and where it ranks in everything from education to roads,” explains Mr. Belton, who teaches the course. It’s a pretty lengthy article and the class found the results a bit depressing. As a final lesson, the students had to write to one of the state’s politicians, or current candidates hoping for a spot in the state legislature, about the issues and the findings. Both Aric Nesbitt and Garnet Lewis, opponents running for State Senator, asked if they could answer in person.
On Friday, October 19th, Lewis spoke to the class. Nesbitt will speak to the class on the 24th.
Lewis asked each student to write down their top issues and she told them about her and explained her platform. Students asked about the rising cost of college tuition, social security, Medicare and the Proposals on the ballot.