Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Obama in the Classroom: Keep Your Kids Home from School Sept 8

This kind of thing is out of the Communist Manifesto, and Obama has no business indoctrinating our young children. It's understandable if it were an emergency such as the NASA Challenger disaster, but to indoctrinate young children is a gateway to brainwashing.

See Spot run -- see little Tommy run home spouting, "Mommy, Mommy - President Obama told me ....." It's a case of 'win over the young at a very early age', and one can only imagine the uproar if President Bush had attempted something like this. Pamela Geller of Atlas Shrugs writes:

Obama in the Classroom: Keep Your Kids Home from School September 8
By Pamela Geller, September 1, 2009

The fascist in chief is taking his special brand of brainwashing to the classroom. Keep your kids home. I think this man is a threat to our basic unalienable rights. I don't want him indoctrinating my children. Seriously.

Ask your school what their participation is in this leftist indoctrination outrage. Keep politics out of the classroom. Keep communists and their propagandists away from small children.

President Obama’s Address to Students Across America September 8, 2009

PreK-6 Menu of Classroom Activities: President Obama’s Address to Students Across
Produced by Teaching Ambassador Fellows, U.S. Department of Education
September 8, 2009

Before the Speech:
• Teachers can build background knowledge about the President of the United States and his speech by reading books about presidents and Barack Obama and motivate students by asking the following questions:
-- Who is the President of the United States?
-- What do you think it takes to be President?
-- To whom do you think the President is going to be speaking?
-- Why do you think he wants to speak to you?
-- What do you think he will say to you?

• Teachers can ask students to imagine being the President delivering a speech to all of the students in the United States. What would you tell students? What can students do to help in our schools? Teachers can chart ideas about what they would say.

• Why is it important that we listen to the President and other elected officials, like the mayor, senators, members of congress, or the governor? Why is what they say important?

During the Speech:
• As the President speaks, teachers can ask students to write down key ideas or phrases that are important or personally meaningful. Students could use a note-taking graphic organizer such as a Cluster Web, or students could record their thoughts on sticky notes. Younger children can draw pictures and write as appropriate. As students listen to the speech, they could think about the following:
-- What is the President trying to tell me?
-- What is the President asking me to do?
-- What new ideas and actions is the President challenging me to think about?

• Students can record important parts of the speech where the President is asking them to do something. Students might think about: What specific job is he asking me to do? Is he asking anything of anyone else? Teachers? Principals? Parents? The American people?

• Students can record any questions they have while he is speaking and then discuss them after the speech. Younger children may need to dictate their questions.

Read full "Menu of Classroom Activities" here (if you can stomach it):