Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Skip Day? Obama Addresses Our Kids

Actually, the address to skool kidz on September 8th will be pretty bland. The real disturbing part is in the Dept of Education's website activities to follow the speech to our kids.

Michelle Malkin has a good wrap up here.

From the Dept of Ed website.

*What do you think the President wants us to do?

*Does the speech make you want to do anything?

*Are we able to do what President Obama is asking of us?

Create posters of their goals. Posters could be formatted in quadrants or puzzle pieces or trails marked with the labels: personal, academic, community, country. Each area could be labeled with three steps for achieving goals in those areas. It might make sense to focus on personal and academic so community and country goals come more readily.

• Write letters to themselves about what they can do to help the president. These would be collected and redistributed at an appropriate later date by the teacher to make students accountable to their goals.

I will probably send my kids, with their own essays and information. But not sending them would feel soooo right.

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