Obama’s speech to school kids is being touted by the administration as a national address directly to students on the importance of education. Is the President’s speech simply a good lesson in civics or is this just more indoctrination about the awesomeness of Obama? We have the text or transcript of Obama’s school speech below. You can watch the live feed of Obama’s school address speech here, see photos, and get the lessons plans provided to schools by the White House below as well.
In yet one more historic moment for this White House, Barack Obama will hold a nationwide speech for school children. Apparently, The One will challenge students to work hard, set educational goals, and take responsibility for their learning. He will also call for a “shared responsibility and commitment” on the part of students, parents and educators to ensure that every child in every school receives the best education possible so they can compete in the global economy for good jobs and live rewarding and productive lives as American citizens. However, it is unclear if the White House mantra of “Obama is God” will be on display during Obama School Address Speech Live Feed Video on September 8, 2009. You can read the text or transcript of Obama’s school speech below the fold. The time for this speech will be 12:00 noon eastern time and make your plans to watch it with us!
The White House has thoughtfully provided teachers across the country with a teaching guide which includes activities and a list of questions to use with their students before, during, and after Obama’s school speech. You can see the complete section of lesson plans specifically for “Obama’s Address to Students Across America” to Schools for grades pre-K to 6, and for grades 7 to 12 at the links.
Some of the odd questions in the lessons include:
• “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 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 might think about reporting their Parents, their Parent’s friends, Neighbors, Classmates, or even their Teachers to firstname.lastname@example.org if they see any resistance to the Hope and Change that President Obama has in store for our Homeland.”
Ok. That last question I made up but this whole ‘Cult of Obama’ thing is really creepy!
I am quite sure there are some who think objecting to such a nice gesture by the President is quite silly. But the truth is Barack Obama has no business injecting himself into every classroom in the country or suggesting to teachers that they help students figure out how they can help the president through “shared responsibilities”. I assume many parents will be contacting their kids’ schools and making decisions to not have their kids watch the speech. For those parents who choose to do that, be prepared to be mocked by those on the left but what else is new in the age of Obama?
This post was originally published on September 2, 2009 and has been updated with new information.
Update: The backlash from angry parents to Barack Obama’s speech to school kids has been swift and sure. School Districts all across the country are scrambling for alternatives to showing the live feed of the speech. They reportedly have been swamped with calls from parents as to the districts’ intentions in showing the speech and doing the WH lesson plans, which because of the outrage have been revised. It is clear that this administration truely lives in the Crazy Tree.
You can read the text or transcript of the 18-minute Obama School Speech here before it’s scheduled broadcast if you’d like. But HotAir has a word frequency counter and as you can imagine, it’s all about The One!
The time for the Obama’s school speech is 12:00 noon eastern time. And remember, you can watch the Obama School Address Speech Live Feed Video on September 8, 2009 here at Right Pundits!
Obama School Address Speech Live Feed Video, September 8 2009
Creepy Obama Children’s Choir Video
Photos: www.wenn.com, Carrie Devorah