Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Inspiring writing for you - Obama's speech

I sent this to my kids today and copied their teachers.
One of their teachers got it at lunch and replayed the video for the class in the afternoon, as well as some Martin Luther King.
Way cool kids, way cool teachers, way cool times.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Andrew Codrington
Subject: Inspiring writing for you - Obama's speech
To: Kid 1 <kid1@kidsemail.com>, Kid 2 <kid2@kidsemail.com>
Cc: Teacher 1 <teacher1@school.ca>, Teacher 2 <teacher2@school.ca>


Hi Kids!

Here's a link to the words from Obama's acceptance speech last night (a 'transcript').
You are both interested in writing so I thought you might like to read it - it's very well written and extremely inspiring.
http://edition.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/11/04/obama.transcript/

There's even a link there to watch the video of him delivering the speech - there's lots to learn from his oratory skills as well. It's not just the words, but how you say them!

So much of politics is boring because it's not inspiring, but Obama has been showing us how to be an inspiring leader.
He's got a tough job to deliver on all the expectations his country and the world have for him, but he's off to a great start.

Love,
Daddy



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