Politics

Our Leaders

 

Presidents’ Day is a little less than a month away. So, the question is how much do you really know about the men who have lead our Nation? What makes a leader? Do you want to learn more?

Stop!...before you answer that question, let me tell you that the books I have chosen are not like text books. Luckily, they not only include facts, but they also have a visual story to tell through illustrations. Children, especially ones who are visual learners, use these clues to help link information about each President with the historical events that took place during his presidency.

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Straight from the Candidates' Mouths

We hear so much about the Democratic & Republican Presidential candidates from all different kinds of groups and people.  Why not start first with what they have to say about themselves?  Take a look at these books written by Mitt Romney and Barack Obama:

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Poetry, Politics and Principled Uncertainty

Typiewriter! by etharooni/ethan r"Have you ever heard of insect politics? Insects don't have politics. They're very... brutal. No compassion, no compromise. We can't trust the insect. I'd like to become the first... insect politician. Y'see, I'd like to, but..."
--Seth Brundle, The Fly (1986)

Last week's post got me thinking about poets as public voices, presuming to, or being presumed to, speak for those who can't or don't speak for themselves--in short, poets as political animals.

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