Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Growing Up in the White House - Part II

The video embedded below, from CNN Student News, includes a segment about life in the White House. The segment which includes the code names assigned to the Obama children makes a good companion to the video segment and the writing project idea that I posted yesterday.



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Applications for Education
As I mentioned yesterday, an interesting writing project could be formed around living in the White House. You can have students express how they would feel if their mother or father was elected to the Presidency, have them write about the rooms they would most want to play in in the White House, and ask them what they would choose as their "code name" if they lived in the White House.