Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Students should ask "themselves about what they can do to help the president"

President Obama plans to give a speech on September 8th to all schoolchildren in the country. Michelle Malkin:

ServiceWire has the announcement and broadcast schedule for the speech... [and] teachers’ manuals pegged to Obama’s address, which have now been linked on Drudge... have a heavy activist bent...

The document is eerie. Entitled, "Obama's speech to K-12, PreK-6 Menu of Classroom Activities", it includes the following missives:

Extension of the Speech: Teachers can extend learning by having students

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.

...Interview and share about their goals with one another to create a supportive community.

...Participate in School wide incentive programs or contests for students who achieve their goals.

...Write about their goals in a variety of genres, i.e. poems, songs, personal essays.

...Create artistic projects based on the themes of their goals.

...Graph student progress toward goals.

In other words, have teachers and peers judge students based upon their conformance to the President's instructions.

Funny, I don't remember moving to Venezuela.

Updates: "Children's Crusade" and "We don't need no thought control."

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