Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Middle School Politics

So today my school taught an "Election Intensive," meaning that we spent all day teaching students things about the Presidential Election. Students played games, held mock presidential debates, read articles, did math relating to the Electoral College, and basically showed us everything they know about the current election.

Here are some highlights for you. According to my observations of students today:

Barack Obama wants to make gay people get married.

Oil comes from cows.

Governor Palin is cool because my dog came from Alaska.

John McCain wants to get rid of greenhouses.

John McCain is really, really, really, really ,really, really old, and he's going to have a heart attack the minute he gets into office.

We vote on November 4, and then they tell us who the winner is on January 20.

Franklin Delano Roosevelt served six terms before he was assassinated.

John F. Kennedy lost the election four years ago, despite the fact that the popular vote said he won. This was due to a mistake with the confederate college.


CDP said...

I'm going to do a post about my children's political observations. The fact that my 4 year old knows not only Obama and McCain, but Nancy Pelosi, Joe Biden, Sarah Palin, Hillary Clinton and Bill Clinton might be an indication that there's a little too much political talk in our house right now.

liss n kids said...

no, I think that's awesome. My son knows Obama and McCain for sure, and he says he would vote for Obama because "I like his name, and he just seems like he would be a real nice guy, all around." ;)