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January 09, 2008

An Election Lesson from My Boys

I woke up this morning to C7 pointing both thumbs at his chest and proclaiming in a radio voice, "I'm Duncan Hunter, man of the people."

Half-asleep, I asked "Duncan Hunter?"
"Yeah, he's running for president."
T10 chimed in, "Some people run for president just to promote their issue."
"What's Duncan Hunter's issue?"
"Immigration. And China."

When Hubby got home I told him of our conversation, and he explained that yesterday they learned about democratization. ETA: His lesson wasn't about Duncan Hunter, but about Andrew Jackson. . . C7 just combined the two.

Gotta love a dad that homeschools in an election year.


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Posted by: CMC at January 9, 2008 12:36 PM

What an encouraging word!

Posted by: Leslie Hanks at January 9, 2008 01:58 PM


Why not go here and find out what Hunter is all about. How could you know anything of government and not know what a statesman Duncan Hunter is?

"Don't let the press pick your candidate!" Mrs. Duncan Hunter

Hunter has the BEST ratings on immigration of anyone and the record to back it up.

Posted by: TheTownCrier at January 9, 2008 02:47 PM

FWIW. . . this is not a "Duncan Hunter" endorsement of any kind. Nor an anti-endorsement.

It's just an illustration of how engaged my boys are in the election season, and how they are incorporating their regular homeschool learning (for example, their lectures on early/mid American history) with what they see going on around them. Even the littlest of them was watching the NH returns last night.

It's also an illustration of how I am less engaged in the election season than I have been in years past, and I have had several opportunities to learn new things from my children.

Duncan Hunter? Just an example of that. I hadn't heard of him until my 7-year-old did his Hunter cum Jackson imitation this morning.

Posted by: TulipGirl at January 9, 2008 03:02 PM

I love it when you see synthesis like that happening. Sign of an education process that hasn't segregated bits of knowledge in little ghettos in young minds. Not only did he integrate two fact-sets into one conclusion, but he did so between historical and real-time events. Splendid. :-)

Posted by: pgepps at January 25, 2008 05:11 AM

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