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Learning Politics Using Board Games

Friday, January 13th, 2012

Many board games are based on some realistic life experiences, some deal with sports, real estate, and even banking. Then manufacturers came along and decided to add the process of politics to the line up of gaming options. The games are fun and educational, they also give you insight into the life styles and campaign […]

The Politics of Change And Sandwiched Boomers

Monday, July 12th, 2010

The soaring rhetoric from presidential candidates has been about the concept of change – and the electorate is energized by the buzzword. But is the idea of change really so new? In 1944, the Republican governor of New York, Thomas E. Dewey, ran for President against three-term incumbent Franklin D. Roosevelt on the slogan “It’s […]

Parents, Children, and Politics – Are Our Kids Listening?

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

This is election year and often, as parents, our conversations turn to politics. Our beliefs, our fears, our tolerances or our impatience. Are our kids listening? Are they being influenced? Who is the bigger influence: Parents or Hollywood? We all know Hollywood celebrities have a huge influence on people in general, especially with children. Little […]

Bastille Day – France’s Independence Day

Tuesday, December 29th, 2009

Bastille Day is much like Independence Day in the United States – It is the celebration of a new form of government. Bastille Day symbolizes the overthrow of the old monarchy and the beginning of the French republic. The Bastille The Bastille was built in 1382 and was originally used to defend the east side […]

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