Homeschooling: Lessons in Citizenship

>> Wednesday, September 23, 2009

For today's homeschooling lesson about citizenship (part of the North Carolina second grade curriculum) Jo and I had an election. All good citizens voted! One bad citizen (Reginald, a particularly recalcitrant spotted dolphin) didn't bother to vote--and then complained when he didn't like the outcome! Sorry, Reginald, if you don't vote, you can't bitch. That's the rule.

 First we made up ballots that included the two candidates: Leia and Amidala.


Next, the electorate showed up to vote.

The voters went into private voting booths to fill out their ballots.

Giraffes turned out strongly in favor of Leia.

The secret ballots were collected in a voting box, and the process was overseen by both parties to ensure fairness.

Election officials counted the ballots...the tension was palpable...

Despite carrying the My Little Pony vote, Amidala loses! Leia wins, 22 votes to 10, on a platform of healthcare reform and destroying the Death Star.


tanita davis September 23, 2009 at 4:44 PM  

Wow, it really is tough to beat My Little Pony supporters in the polls...

Man, homeschool seems WAY more fun than away school.

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