Gainesville Elementary School Makes a Learning Opportunity of the Presidential Election
Published October 29th, 2012
GAINESVILLE- The first ballots were cast this morning in Talbot Elementary Schools battle of the books, a democratic opportunity for students to get excited about reading and learn about the voting process.
That idea soon sparked the interest of another teacher who decided to take the election beyond a choice between “Knuffle bunny,” and “The Frog Prince.”
Talbot has one 3rd grade class though that is taking the learning opportunity to the next level.
Even with the steamy political climate Kalitha Williams says it’s important for student to learn about the presidential election process.
Third Grade Teacher Kelitha Williams says, “It would be a great way for them to know that they do have a right to vote. And that the more they know about it the more likely they’re gonna be interested in wanting to do it”
To help the students study up on the candidates Ms Williams has been showing clips of both Mitt Romney and President Obama and having the class take notes on what’s important to them.
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