Monday, November 8, 2010

Snag Learning Film of the Week - Becoming Barack

This post is part of my on-going series highlighting some of the free full-length documentaries available through Snag Learning.

Becoming Barack is a forty-one minute biography of President Obama focusing on his work as a community organizer in the 1980's and 1990's until his decision to run for political office. It's an interesting look at the experiences that influenced our president and continue to influence his decisions. You can watch the video and find student discussion questions here.
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Applications for Education
Last week's midterm elections were labeled by some political pundits as a referendum on Barack Obama's first two years as President of the United States. If your school is anything like mine, you probably have some students who aren't big fans of President Obama. This video might give your students some perspective on what influences President Obama's policies today.

Here are some related items that may be of interest to you:
Snag Learning Film of the Week - Emperors of Ice
From Washington to Obama in 4 Minutes With Dates
47 Alternatives to Using YouTube in the Classroom