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A Post–Election Call to Action

The last time I blogged about the election was 40 days ago.  With the election of President-elect Barack Obama, we have experienced what may be the most historically significant event of our lives.  This is such a great time to teach our kids the ultimate civics lesson. http://blogs.scholastic.com/research/2008/09/what-do-mayor-b.html

Shameeza_page_11_5_2008_3Do continue to use this website as your go-to source for teaching about how our political system works. http://www2.scholastic.com/browse/scholasticNews.jsp? For the next month you can access a web-cast “Primaries to the Presidency” focused on Scholastic Kid Reporters.  You and your students can find out about their experiences on the campaign trail and the broadcast is informative and inspiring.  Go to http://www2.scholastic.com/browse/video.jsp?pID=1648673895&bcpid=1648673895&bclid=1699210649


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Forty Days Until the Election….

Untitled…..and to teach important civic lessons. I was interviewed by Parents magazine for “Rock the Vote”, an article by Tamara Hanneman Rubin (October 2008).  Go to http://www.parents.com/family-life/work-money-politics/election-2008/involve-kids-in-election-process/ for great election resources for home and school.  Scholastic’s website is mentioned, and be sure your kids vote in the Scholastic Presidential Poll.  For 60 years, kids have been part of this poll—where they can cast their vote for President. They’ve picked right all but twice—Dewey / Truman and Nixon / Kennedy. http://teacher.scholastic.com/scholasticnews/indepth/vote2008.htm

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