Wednesday, April 29, 2009

President Obama's 100 Days

The economy, stem cells, Guantanamo, the environment, education, America’s role in the world, Cabinet appointments, health care...President Obama has begun to tackle a variety of issues and made some important decisions during his first 100 days in office. This week, political pundits, scholars and the media will all reflect on the president’s choices since Inauguration Day, and your students can do the same.

The National Constitution Center has a variety of resources to help your students discover the origins of the “100 day” administration marker, engage in a conversation on the president’s job performance and get them thinking about the next steps they want the president to take.

This milestone presents an excellent opportunity for your students to reflect on current events, the role and function of government and the president's performance—all of which will enable your students to build the habits of active citizenship.

The Center's Education Team has created a helpful activity during which your students complete a Progress Report for the president. Download the Presidential Progress Report here.

The Center also provides your students with the ability to contact the president directly, so they can send the president his progress report or give their opinions on the issues they feel are most important.

Your students can stay informed about the latest news from the White House and beyond when they subscribe to our Constitution Newswire. The Newswire provides daily news about our founding document, with the latest news stories from national, regional, and local sources, and keeps you informed about the Constitution's relevance to everyday life.

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