COLOR ME PURPLE!! GOD BLESS AMERICA!!
Stolen from Trouble's great post this link from within her link at said post Purple Finger For Freedom Lesson Plan designed to "Encourage local schools to download the Purple Finger for Freedom Model Lesson plan and ask teachers to teach a current events class about the upcoming Iraqi election based on it. "
This is a great idea for all teachers!!!!
"Look at how long it took us to move from independence to the Constitution. Well, let’s see 1776 would be a good place to start with independence. It was 1788 before we had our first election under the constitution. So, we should take such pride in what’s going on in Iraq because it was the process we’ve gone, we went through as a new nation that has set a model for the world. And the Iraqi people of course we should very proud and supportive of what they’re doing, but we should notice that it is the American example that has led people to the idea of constitutions all around the world, the idea that you need a plan of government, a framework for governing. And, gosh, it makes me almost want to be a teacher, you know, on December 15th to be in classrooms across this country and talking to kids about what’s happening in Iraq and how our own history is reflected in it.”
Mrs. Lynne Cheney
Diane Rehm National Radio Show
November 30, 2005"
What a beautifully brilliant idea! Truly, this is one of the most beautiful examples of freedom at work in the world that I have ever seen! God bless us all, everyone!!!! Hopefully you can download the lesson plan, it didn't work for me. :(
I really wanted to see it!!!! I can imagine it though, and it fills me with pride. Purple Pride!!