As we watched the Presidential Debate the other night, I thought a lot about the art of disagreement. So many people allow emotions to control the argument when much more could be accomplished by having a civilized discussion about the facts. As I tweeted that night, even my dog was discouraged by the evening’s event.
(To be fair, he reacts that way whenever anyone dares to disturb his sleep with raised voices.)
I’m sure that it is no coincidence that Kid President recently released a video giving advice on how to politely disagree. Hopefully, some of the people who would benefit the most from watching this video will actually make the time to view it…
With U.S. election day quickly approaching, I thought I would reblog this post I did for Presidents’ Day. If you are looking for some more election resources, check out KB Konnected’s post on The Democracy Project and other great links here.
7 Hat Challenge is a game hosted by Scholastic News that allows the player to choose the difficulty level, and then try to earn 7 different presidential “hats” of responsibility. This is a good interactive that allows the player to learn more about some of the Presidents of the United States and their many roles. For a plethora of Presidents’ Day activities, check out the post where I found this one on “Technology Rocks. Seriously.”