View Full Version : A 2nd Grades View on Politics

02-13-2009, 08:48 PM
This week, I began my long term subbing position in a local 2nd grade classroom for a teacher that is on maternity leave. We began a lesson on Political Science. During our first lesson, we were talking about the different levels of government, such as community, state and country. We talked about mayors, governors, and presidents. The class came up with their own technique to remember our leaders names. Our mayor was nicknamed Luke Skywalker, and our governor was nicknamed Jabba the Hut. When it came to learning about our President, I started to get a little nervous about what the kids would nickname Obama (the district that I am in is 99% white and upperclass).

To my relief, he did not receive a nickname, other than Obama.

I have to admit, I laughed pretty hard about their comparison of a picture of Rendell to Jabba the hut!


02-15-2009, 07:42 PM
I can think of a few nicknames for Obama but I don't want to overload the profanity filter :wink02: