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Here is the DOE-provided study guide for grades 7-12 (the K-6 version is similar, but simpler and with more singing).  Somebody please point to the evil plot for me.
 

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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.


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.

 

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.

 

 


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Oh my god, where is my Hitler youth knife that I need after reading that?
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Obama ego, all about Obama, what does Obama want you to do as compared to?

Motivational speaking vs agenda pushing.....where is the line, and how broad is to be drawn here?

Was there ever this amount of "positive" response to anything Bush in this 8 years? The agenda of educators was President Bush bad, now President Obama good, Carter good, Reagan bad, FDR good, (notice a pattern?)and the list goes on, and no one in the media cares to address that simple issue.

A good "rah rah" speach good, a graded exercise after, bad............
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So now it is about the exercise after and not the speech? An exercise that doesn't say it is graded anywhere. An exercise that probably won't even be cared about/looked at.

You also have a problem that they said President Obama in each question rather than The President? While quite annoying when reading, I see no issue with this?

there is no agenda pushing, it is clearly  motivational speaking. Please remove your head from your anus.


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Originally posted by oldsoldier oldsoldier wrote:



Was there ever this amount of "positive" response to anything Bush in this 8 years? The agenda of educators was President Bush bad, now President Obama good, Carter good, Reagan bad, FDR good, (notice a pattern?)and the list goes on, and no one in the media cares to address that simple issue.


Source on that one, OS?
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History Lesson...Letters to Adolf Hitler: 1941

Question posed: This was our request: "Tell us who the Führer is to you. What role does he play in your life, in your entire personal universe."

http://www.calvin.edu/academic/cas/gpa/sieg.htm

The "playbook"..............

The Educational Principles of the New Germany:
What Schools and Parents Need to Know About the Goals of National Socialist Education

Leadership: A youth being trained for such important national duties must accept the idea of following the Führer absolutely and without question, without unhealthy carping criticism, without selfishness or opposition. They must learn to obey so that they, having themselves learned to obey, can believe in and trust their own leadership and can grow to be leaders themselves. Only he who has learned to obey can lead. Germany no longer believes that the masses can lead themselves by majority rule! The masses themselves are nothing! We do need not a people ruled by majority votes, but a people with the will to leadership. The German youth must learn that and act accordingly! Thus the German youth belong in organizations where they will learn the nature of leadership in its most noble form, where they can learn to obey and — if they are called to it — also learn to lead. They will not bend to an empty mass will expressed through useless votes, but rather look with enthusiasm to the nation's strong and noble Führer. They must learn that once again. We parents want to exhibit such authority to our youth by strengthening family authority and establishing in our homes a healthy and natural obedience on the part of our children. This will not suppress the youth, but rather provide them the controlled freedom and authority they need to develop their abilities.

http://www.calvin.edu/academic/cas/gpa/frau01.htm

We have heard it all before.............



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Originally posted by oldsoldier oldsoldier wrote:

Obama ego, all about Obama, what does Obama want you to do as compared to?
 
This is all about Obama?  How so?  The exercises are to encourage thinking about the speech they just heard.  Since that speech was given by Obama, it seems logical that the exercises would involve Obama (you, as opposed to somebody who DIDN'T give the speech they just listened to).
 
I remember doing this type of exercise in a variety of contexts.  It's just good active listening practice.
 
And, of, course, Obama IS in fact the President.  Shouldn't he use that celebrity to encourage students to work hard in school?
 
Would you rather they did this exercise with Van Halen lyrics instead?


Quote Motivational speaking vs agenda pushing.....where is the line, and how broad is to be drawn here?
 
WHERE IS THE AGENDA?!  Where?  Please point to the agenda.  I see no agenda.  Please show me.

Quote Was there ever this amount of "positive" response to anything Bush in this 8 years?
 
Are you kidding?
 
 
Quote A good "rah rah" speach good, a graded exercise after, bad............
 
The DOE is providing materials to schools at no charge.  Similar materials from the private sector cost money, and lots of it.  How is this bad?  Schools are strapped for cash - shouldn't we appreciate that the Federal government is helping?
 
These materials are not in any way "graded" or even required by the DOE.  Now, teachers may choose to require their students to do these (or similar) exercises, and then grade them - GOOD!  Isn't that the purpose of school?  To require students to do educational things, and then check their performance?
 
Why are you so opposed to our children doing something useful in school?
 
 

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It's so funny to read this thread.....
Bush is bad!
...something I have a hard time arguing with many issues.... but not all was bad regardless of your views.
Obama is good!
..... Maybe some, but not definative from my perspective.
You guys seem to agree with the administration's agenda, something I, as a conservative believer in the "original" Constitution, can't see.
The government can't do much of anything better than the public sector.... actually close to nothing, but you seem to favor government control over the most important aspects of American life...Banks, Automobile Manufacture, Healthcar ...Why??? Don't you believe in the American dream? That's NOT something the government can give you..... The ONLY thing the government can give you is something they have taken from someone else...... unless they just print money ....and that causes more problems than our government can ever solve and causes severe problems for every one of us.
I guess the deficit multiplying over the last 200+ days isn't a problem either....... it's all Bush's fault....Right??
.........WRONG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Now let's add the astronomic price of Government controlled healthcare....... smart move........
Attempt to balance the budget and then move on......

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Originally posted by pepprdog pepprdog wrote:

You guys seem to agree with the administration's agenda
 
What - agenda - are - you - talking - about?  What agenda is the President pushing here?
 
The only agenda I see here is "learn history and current events, set goals, and work to achieve them."  How is this a political issue at all?
 
Our President wants to tell our kids to stay in school and work hard, and people are getting upset about it.
 
Seriously - what am I missing?
 
 

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Originally posted by pepprdog pepprdog wrote:

I, as a conservative believer in the "original" Constitution, can't see.
We have more than one?

Also, since you believe in the "original" constitution than any of the amendments passed after it's ratification you don't believe in? Things like Freedom of speech, religion, press, right to bare arms, trial by jury, assistance of counsel, due process, requiring warrants for searches, etc...?

Plus there is that whole equal protection thing, term limits, voting ages, income taxes, ending slavery...all things that I am a big fan of.

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This is just a small part of the indoctrination that is going on.

 
We are entering an Obamanation, and the fact that you guys pretend that the political implications of this are nothing, just proves your inability to reason.
 
How about the NEA (national endowment for the Arts) a group FUNDED by taxdollars mind you, THEY are now on board to "push" the white house agenda.
 
I'm sure your fine with that as well. Just remember, when the tides change, all this is OK and acceptable.
 
So if someone who is from the right is in the white house, he can then go into the schools and talk to them about their relationship with God. And he can push the arts to focus on God instead of man...
 
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I can't wait to see how corrupt the country is in eight years... After listening to FE and OS and Peppr, I get this grand illusion of a socialist paradise, where we have no freedoms and no rights.

Where the government runs this country in its entirety, and the mindless "sheeple" that are the citizens just do as they are told.

Rations for everything comes to mind, long lines waiting for government issued foods and other such resources.


Huge national debt the likes of which have never before been seen, and a completely broken national economy.




This is what half of the political spectrum, respectively, have been worrying about since the countries founding, all coming to light in one swift term.



constitution be damned indeed!


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Thankfully this fiasco will end in 1.25 years with the mid-term elections and a massive change in congress, then in 3.25 when this experiment with "radical" instant fundimental "change" is voted out. My bet is he won't even get his party's nomination, he will be a one term president.
The polls are plain, the ratings for congress lowest in 45 years, and his holyness has dropped below 50% and still circling the bowl. Even his own faithfull are abandoning Obama in an attempt to salvage thier careers in future political endevours.

Yes, seeing a shift from too much government involvement for 8 years to a let government manage and micro-manage everything belief by the left is just plain funny, just depends who is in charge.



****Whitehouse is re-thinking the wording of the speach, admitted help in writing original "lesson plan" and the "assignments" to students. Again political backpeddling to save face in light of popularity needs.****

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This thread is seriously ridiculous.
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I love the use of random quotations around individual words. I picture everyone doing air quotes as I read the posts in this thread.

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Another union thug antagonizing people and "hitting back twice as hard"...
 
 
Talk about biting the hand that feeds you.
 
 
 
 
 
The "death panel" could be true depending on how far the government decides to take it in the future, your inability to see the logic makes your points moot.
 
 

But even lawmakers who disagree with Palin's characterization, do not consider the House language on end-of-life counseling purely voluntary and analysts such as Charles Lane have said a debate about the scope of the House's intended intervention on this turf is not only valid but politically crucial.

Read Lane here:

And if you want to read through the relevant section of the House bill, the entire bill is here

The relevant section is 1233 of the pending House bill.

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has anyone asked if the parents of America are "OK" with this? 
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I'm sure the UK doesn't have "death panels" in their health care by words...
 
 
And yet...
 
 
Under NHS guidance introduced across England to help doctors and medical staff deal with dying patients, they can then have fluid and drugs withdrawn and many are put on continuous sedation until they pass away.
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OS and FE need to partake in a civil union and move somewhere far far away so they are finally happy.
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