The election trail hits home

Posted: November 1, 2008 in family stuff, funnies, homeschooling
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We interrupted our usual school week to do a unit study on the election,(why isn’t it “an” unit study?!?….anyway)  We studied the earliest presidency of Washington and talked about the qualifications and the responsibilities of a US President.  We looked at some campaigns of the past and learned how the “electoral college” really works.  We ended the week with a fun activity.  I had each of the girls choose a candidate they thought worthy of running the country and design a campaign poster for them.  They had a great time with it. The pictures that follow, show their cleverness in this endeavor.

I guess you could say my youngest daughter went for the Heartthrob, middle DD for the Deep Thinker, an oldest DD for the Muscle. 

They even decided to follow the spirit of this year’s actual presidential campaigns and make posters “bashing” their opposing candidates.

 

So, who gets your vote:  The Democrat, The Independent, or The Republican.  You can decide who goes with which party 😉 . 

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Comments
  1. Macey says:

    Nick will be president one day, you just wait and see!!

  2. joycomesinthemorning says:

    THE POSTERS ARE GREAT. YOU THREE SHOULD HAVE A DEBATE. THESE KID PRESIDENTS WOULD PROBABLY HAVE IDEAS THAT WOULD BE MORE HELPFULL TO ALL OF US.

    ALL OF THESE TOOK SOME THOUGHT AND IMAGINATION, BUT I HAVE TO VOTE FOR NICK. I LIKE THAT HE CAN SEE OUR S.O.S.

    I THINK THE TWO LEFT ZAC COULD BE A HOT SPY. SCHWARZENEGGER COULD BE THE VICE.

    THERE YOU ARE. THIS WOULD SOLVE ALL OUR PROBLEMS. THANKS

    JOY

  3. Kerri says:

    So funny! We are also doing a unit on elections and I think we will do this tomorrow. The kids will enjoy it.

    Of course, they left out the obvious candidate – TIM TEBOW. Maybe you need to make a poster or two 🙂

  4. brumbemom says:

    Of course, you’re right. “Superman” for President!!

  5. schooldownthelane says:

    This is great! A vote for hotness…too funny 😉

    Do you mind if I steal your idea? I can’t wait to see who they come up with for candidates LOL!

    Oh, and I totally vote for Nick :)=)

    -Jen 🙂

  6. Macey says:

    see, it looks like Nick is winning.
    I told you he’d be president.
    🙂

  7. Liese4 says:

    Hmmm…..maybe because it’s a long ‘u’?

    A unicorn, a unicycle, an umbrella.

    Wow, I never noticed that before! An apple, an igloo, a ice rink, a open door, an octopus…seems to work well (although I’m sure there are exceptions, darn english language.)

  8. Haley says:

    “Mr. President” (real nickname of Nick Jonas) would totally win! I’m voting for him in 2038! Nick Jonas for president!

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