August 5, 2016
Business Insider captioned this, “This photo is everything.” White House photo (probably by Pete Souza)
For President Barack Obama’s 55th birthday on August 4, 2016, Yahoo! News put together a compilation of photos of the President and kids.
Kids love President Obama. They get it.
Enjoy, and share.
- Business Insider slide show of photos of President Obama and children at the White House
December 19, 2014
In 1961 a little girl named Michelle wrote to President John F. Kennedy, expressing her fears that in a nuclear exchange, the Russians might bomb the North Pole, and Santa Claus might be lost.
President Kennedy’s response was human, and fatherly.
We should work to spread that spirit this season, and all seasons.
Tip of the old scrub brush, with pine-scented bubbles for the season, to the John F. Kennedy Library.
March 19, 2014
From Twitter: “Another e.g. pic to show that school transport in Asia needs attention on health & safety aspects pic.twitter.com/Mn2FbSSELX”
Do you think the students have wi-fi to finish their homework on the way to school?
(This is not necessarily representative of all Indian school buses.)
One wonders at the stories behind such “buses” and their use. It might make an interesting geography assignment, to find out how students get to school in other nations. What is the most exotic, bizarre, dangerous or luxurious ride?
June 17, 2013
Maurice Sendak, to his death, held on to some of his childhood concerns; and he worried about how we teach our children to deal with the world, and those scary things.
From Blank on Blank, PBS Digital Studios.
How do kids make it? “They want to survive,” Sendak said. “They Want To Survive.”
March 3, 2013
Can your students write this well? This kid was 12:
Letter from 12 year-old John Kennedy, asking his father for a raise in his allowance, in 1929. Click image for larger view. Photo from Peter Lenahan
Found the image at the U.S. Scouting Service Project site, part of their celebration of the history of Scouting.
John Fitzgerald Francis Kennedy, President of the United States, was a Scout in Troop 2 in the Bronxville, NY, from 1929 to 1931. This letter was written when he was 12 years old in 1929.
Transcript: A Plea for a raise
By Jack Kennedy
Dedicated to my
Mr. J. P. Kennedy
My recent allowance is 40¢. This I used for areoplanes and other playthings of child- hood but now I am a scout and I put away my childish things. Before I would spend 20¢ of my ¢.40 allowance and In five minutes I would have empty pockets and nothing to gain and 20¢ to lose. When I a a scout I have to buy canteens, haversacks, blankets, searchlidgs [searchlights] poncho things that will last for years and I can always use it while I cant use a cholcalote marshmellow sunday with vanilla ice cream and so I put in my plea for a raise of thirty cents for me to buy scout things and pay my own way more around.
John Fitzgerald Francis Kennedy
Contributed by: Peter Lenahan, Bronxville, NY