A Good Civics Lesson Grade School Students Can …

… information by concerned parents about what they can do about President Obama’s planned speech and classroom lesson plan to all the children’s public schools in the nation.

As a result, the Thomas More Law Center, a national public interest law firm based in Ann Arbor, Michigan suggested today that families who object to this form of indoctrination ask their children to wear black arm bands to school, the same type of student protest of the Vietnam War that was upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court.

The White House has come up with a curriculum designed by the “White House Teaching Fellows,” a group that includes several activist educators, in what the Secretary of Education calls “the first time an American President has spoken directly to the nation’s school children…”

Richard Thompson, President and Chief Counsel of the Thomas More Law Center commented, “Many Americans view the President’s speech and the distributed lesson plan as an attempt to foster the cult of personality. It provides a pretext for liberal teachers to engage in political indoctrination. Students should not have to miss school because of the President, but can teach him a lesson in Constitutional protesting by wearing the black arm bands.”

This curriculum asks students to listen to the speech and think about the following: What is the President trying to tell me; What is the President asking me to do; and What new ideas and actions is the President challenging me to think about? The students are also encouraged to record parts of the speech and ask themselves what the President is asking them to do. Is he asking anything of anyone else? Teachers, Principals, Parents? The American People? After the speech, teachers will ask students: What do you think the President wants us to do? Does the speech make you want to do anything? Are we able to do what the President is asking of us? Further, the White House is asking students to: Create posters of their goals.

Children were also encouraged to write letters to themselves asking what they can do to help the President. (This has been recently changed to how students can achieve their short and long term goals.)

Abraham Lincoln said that the philosophy of the classroom in one generation is the philosophy of the government in the next.

The Thomas More Law Center defends and promotes America’s Christian heritage and moral values, including the religious freedom of Christians, time-honored family values, and the sanctity of human life. It supports a strong national defense and an independent and sovereign United States of America. The Law Center accomplishes its mission through litigation, education, and related activities. It does not charge for its services. The Law Center is supported by contributions from individuals, corporations and foundations, and is recognized by the IRS as a section 501(c)(3) organization. You may reach the Thomas More Law Center at (734) 827-2001 or visit our website at www.thomasmore.org.

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