Obama to address our children!?!

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  1. carver

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    Obama is to speak to our children in their schools. His original speech was "Students were to write letters to themselves explaining how they could “help the president,” and the materials asked questions such as, “What is the president trying to tell me?” “What is the president asking me to do?” and “What is President Obama inspiring you to do?” Clearly, the answer to the last question is not expected to be “nothing.” Sounds like some of Hitler's radio broadcasts to Germany's youth? It should!

    This created such an roar of anger from American Parents that the Speech was changed.

    At 12:00 p.m., Eastern Time (ET), September 8, 2009, President Barack Obama will deliver a national address to the students of America. (Please note that this is a change from the originally scheduled time.) During this special address, the president will speak directly to the nation's children and youth about persisting and succeeding in school. The president will challenge students to work hard, set educational goals, and take responsibility for their learning.
    The U.S. Department of Education invites students of all ages, teachers, and administrators to participate in this historic moment by watching the president deliver the address, which will be broadcast live on the White House Web site (http://www.whitehouse.gov/live/) and on C-SPAN at 12:00 p.m., ET. We also encourage educators to use this moment to help students get focused and inspired to begin the new academic year. The Department of Education offers educators a menu of classroom activities—created by its teachers-in-residence, the Teaching Ambassador Fellows—to help engage students in the address and stimulate classroom discussions about the importance of education.

    I incourage you all to watch this, it should be interesting!

    Now, we know that B.H. Obama is a liar, he's been caught in so many since he was elected I won't try to list them. You know what they are. What is to stop him form telling the world that he has changed his mind about the content of the speech, then, once the speech has started, jump to his original purpose? Do you trust him?
  2. Trouble 45-70

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    I think this will be an innocuous speech because everyone is watching. A bunt instead of a bases loaded fly over the left field fence. It would be interesting to compare his original speech and compare it with the new one. Now to plan B if there is one.
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    When does he plan to issue uniformes to the Obama Youth, and give them cute little daggers engraved with 'Hope and Change'?
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    I heard that this address is to be some 2 hours long. Is that correct? Cause i dont know how he is gona go for 2 full hours without sticking his foot in his mouth at least a dozen times.

    Anyway if he wants to address the kids i hope he will be honest and tell them how much he likes Marxism.

    I hope he expanes to the kids that they have to give up some of their toys so some other dead beat dad's kid can have some. I hope he tells the kids that he is going to take some of mommy and daddy's money away so they may not be able to go on vacation like they do in the summer. And they will have to wait on that new car or boat. Cause life isn't all about fun and games, it's got quite a bit of misery. And I also hope he tells them that after many years of loyal service and a miserable existance you can die early by the rightous death panels. You wouldn't want to be a burden to your kids when you get old do you?

    Anyway if he doesn't tell the truth that is fine with me. It will only give us a chance to show our kids what a human snake looks like and what a forked tongue sounds like.
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    Trouble 45-70 New Member

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    Like your sign Art. More accurate than the present school zone sign.
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    "When an opponent declares, 'I will not come over to your side,' I calmly say, 'Your child belongs to us already...What are you? You will pass on. Your decendants, however, now stand in the new camp. In a short time they will know nothing else but this new community.'" - Adolf Hitler, 6 Nov 1933
  8. Bobitis

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    "The U.S. Department of Education invites students of all ages, teachers, and administrators to participate in this historic moment by watching the president deliver the address, which will be broadcast live on the White House Web site".

    What's with these people that makes them think ever time Obomba says something, it's a 'historic' moment?:confused:
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    You need to send your art work to Beck - he will probably use it. :D
  10. Tom Militano

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    How can odumba speak intelligently to first graders, they're all smarter than he is.
  11. artabr

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    This was the lesson plan that the Federal Department of Education had posted on their website before it blew up in their face. :rolleyes:
    It has been scrubbed from their site like so many of "the Big O's" follies have throughout the internet. :mad:


    http://www.ed.gov/teachers/how/lessons/prek-6.pdf


    Menu of Classroom Activities
    President Obama’s Address to Students Across America
    (PreK‐6)
    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. Teachers could 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 that they are delivering a speech to all of the students in the United States.
    If you were the president, what would you tell students?
    What can students do to help in our schools?
    Teachers can chart ideas about what students 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 could 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 could record important parts of the speech where the president is asking them to do something. Students might think about the following:
    What specific job is he asking me to do?
    Is he asking anything of anyone else?
    Teachers? Principals? Parents? The American people?

    Students could record questions they have while he is speaking and then discuss them after the speech. Younger children may need to dictate their questions.
    Menu of Classroom Activities (PreK‐6)
    President Obama’s Address to Students Across America
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    After the Speech

    Teachers could ask students to share the ideas they recorded, exchange sticky notes, or place notes on a butcher‐paper poster in the classroom to discuss main ideas from the speech, such as citizenship, personal responsibility, and civic duty.

    Students could discuss their responses to the following questions:
    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?
    What would you like to tell the president?
    Extension of the Speech
    Teachers could extend learning by having students:

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

    Write letters to themselves about how they can achieve their short‐term and long‐term education goals. Teachers would collect and redistribute these letters at an appropriate later date to enable students to monitor their progress.

    Write goals on colored index cards or precut designs to post around the classroom.

    Interview one another and share goals with the class to create a supportive community.

    Participate in school‐wide incentive programs or contests for those students who achieve their goals.

    Write about their goals in a variety of genres, such as poems, songs, and personal essays.

    Create artistic projects based on the themes of their goals.

    Graph individual progress toward goals.



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    This is from the DOE concerning the same speech for grades 7 tru 12.
    I guess this part of the White House plan was canceled.

    This was also scrubbed from the DOE site. :mad:


    http://www.ed.gov/teachers/how/lessons/7-12.pdf


    Menu of Classroom Activities
    President Obama’s Address to Students Across America
    (Grades 7‐12)
    Produced by Teaching Ambassador Fellows, U.S. Department of Education
    September 8, 2009
    Before the Speech

    Conduct a “quick write” or “think/pair/share” activity with students. (In the latter activity, students spend a few minutes thinking and writing about the question. Next, each student is paired with another student to discuss. Finally, the students share their ideas with the class as a whole). Teachers may choose to ask the following questions:
    What ideas do we associate with the words “responsibility,” “persistence,” and “goals?”
    How would we define each term?
    Teachers then may choose to create a web diagram of student ideas for each of the words.

    Have students participate in a “quick write” or brainstorming activity. Teachers may ask students:
    What are your strengths?
    What do you think makes you successful as a student and as a person?

    Teachers may engage students in short readings. Teachers may post in large print around the classroom notable quotes excerpted from President Obama’s speeches on education. Teachers might ask students to think alone, compare ideas with a partner, or share their thoughts with the class. Teachers could ask students to think about the following:
    What are our interpretations of these excerpts?
    Based on these excerpts, what can we infer that the president believes is important in order to be educationally successful?

    Create a “concept web.” Teachers may ask students to think of the following:
    Why does President Obama want to speak with us today? How will he inspire us?
    How will he challenge us?
    What might he say?
    Do you remember any other historic moments when the president spoke to the nation?
    What was the impact?
    After brainstorming answers to these questions, students could create a “cause‐and‐effect” graphic organizer.
    Menu of Classroom Activities (Grades 7‐12)
    President Obama’s Address to Students Across America
    During the Speech

    Teachers might conduct a “listening with purpose” exercise based on the following ideas: personal responsibility, goals, and persistence. Teachers might ask pairs of students to create a word bank at the top of a notes page that has been divided into two columns. On the right‐hand side, students could take notes (trying to capture direct quotations or main ideas) while President Obama talks about personal responsibility, goals, or persistence. At the end of the speech, students could write the corresponding terms from the word bank in the left‐hand column, to increase retention and deepen their understanding of an important aspect of the speech.

    Teachers might conduct a “listening with purpose” exercise based on the themes of inspiration and challenges. Using a similar double‐column notes page as the one described above, teachers could focus students on quotations that either propose a specific challenge to them or that inspire them in some meaningful way. Students could do this activity individually, in pairs, or in groups.
    Transition/Quick Review

    Teachers could ask students to look over their notes and collaborate in pairs or small groups. Teachers might circulate and ask students questions, such as:
    What more could we add to our notes?
    What are the most important words in the speech?
    What title would you give the speech?
    What is the thesis of the speech?
    After the Speech
    Guided Discussion:

    What resonated with you from President Obama’s speech? What lines or phrases do you remember?

    Whom is President Obama addressing? How do you know? Describe his audience.

    We heard President Obama mention the importance of personal responsibility. In your life, who exemplifies this kind of responsibility? How? Give examples.

    How are the individuals in this classroom similar? How is each student different?

    Suppose President Obama were to give another speech about being educationally successful. To whom would he speak? Why? What would the president say?

    What are the three most important words in the speech? Rank them.

    Is President Obama inspiring you to do anything? Is he challenging you to do anything?

    What do you believe are the challenges of your generation?

    How can you be a part of addressing these challenges?
    Video Project:

    Teachers could encourage students to participate in the U.S. Department of Education’s “I Am What I Learn” video contest. On September 8, the Department of Education will invite students age 13 and older to submit a video no longer than two minutes in length, explaining why education is important and how education will help them achieve their dreams. Teachers are welcome to incorporate the same or a similar video project into a classroom assignment. More details will be released via www.ed.gov.
    Menu of Classroom Activities (Grades 7‐12)
    President Obama’s Address to Students Across America
    Transition/Quick Review

    Teachers could introduce goal‐setting activities in the following way to make the most of extension activities:
    “When you set a goal, you envision a target that you are going to reach over time. Goals are best when they are “Challenging,” “Attainable,” and “Needed” (CAN). For example, a good goal might be: ‘I want to boost my average grade by one letter grade this year so I can show colleges that I am prepared.’ But, every good goal also needs steps that guide the way. These steps keep you on track toward achieving your goal. For example, my first step might be improving in all of my subjects by one letter grade. My second step might be completing 100‐percent of my homework in all of my classes during the first week of school. My third step might be taking an extra hour to study for all of my tests during each marking period. My fourth step might be attending a tutoring session or getting an adult to help me whenever I do not understand something. My last step might be the most important: asking an adult in my life to check on me often to make sure that I am completing each of my steps. Your steps should add up to your goal. If they don’t, that’s okay; we fix them until they do!
    Let’s hear another example of an academic goal for the year and decide what steps would help to achieve that goal…
    Now I want you to write your personal academic goal for this year and the steps that you will take to achieve it. We can revise our steps each marking period to make sure we are on track.”
    Extension of the Speech
    Teachers could extend learning by having students:

    Create decorated goals and steps on material that is the size of an index card. The index cards could be formatted as an inviting graphic organizer with a space for the goal at the top and several steps in the remaining space. Cards could be hung in the classroom to create a culture of goal setting, persistence, and success, and for the purpose of periodic review. (See the “Example Handout” section.)

    Create posters of their goals. Posters could be formatted in quadrants, puzzle pieces, or trails marked as steps. These also could be hung around the room, to be reviewed periodically and to create a classroom culture of goal setting and for the purpose of periodic review.

    Interview and share their goals with one another and the class, establishing community support for their goals.

    Create incentives or contests for achieving their personal goals.

    Write about goals and the steps to achieve them in a variety of genres such as poems, songs, or personal essays.

    Create artistic representations of goals and the steps to achieve them.
    Menu of Classroom Activities (Grades 7‐12)
    President Obama’s Address to Students Across America






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  12. Rocket J Squirl

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    My kids are in thier 30s, they know better than to listen to a fool.

    The grandkids will come back and give an after action report.
  13. artabr

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    Note about my post above.
    I was lead to believe that the two lesson plans above had been scrubbed from the DOE site.

    This info came from Joe Pag's radio stations (1200 AM- San Antonio) website. Joe was also the one who said that it had been scrubbed. This was on Glen Becks program this morning, Joe was subbing for Glen this morning.

    Well, I just checked the DOE's site and the lesson plan were there. Whether or not they were taken down and then put back up, or were never down to begin with, I don't know.

    I should have checked the DOE site before I made my post. :eek:


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  14. gdmoody

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    I know the chance is pretty slim, but I told my grand children that if HE comes to their school, they would be absent that day.
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