Jon Stewart’s commentary and edgy point of view have helped me to keep my sanity in this seemingly irrational political world we navigate daily. In celebration of his birthday today are a couple clips from his show. The first I used in class while we were studying the Constitution, how a bill becomes a law specifically. (Actually I had to censor the last bit of it.) The following adaptation of the Schoolhouse Rock version (which the students all recognized) had the kids totally engaged and actually feeling quite smart about what they knew of the intricacies and powers of Congress as detailed in the Constitution. And, best of all, it instigated a lively discussion of our legislative process and its occasional lack of spine and transparency.Vodpod videos no longer available.
This was on the other night, an amusing reflection of the mercurial fortunes of GOP candidates.Vodpod videos no longer available.