Here are some suggested questions for teachers to ask following next week's presidential address to schoolchildren:
What resonated with you from the President Obama's speech?
What is President Obama inspiring you to do?
Are we able to do what President Obama is asking us to do?
Click here to read the preK-6 teacher guide.
Click here to read the grade 7-12 teacher guide.
Questions like these, from the U.S. Department of Education's guide for teachers, have some parents and pundits worrying that the president's Sept. 8 speech to students across the country reeks of political indoctrination.
Others say it's hard to argue with a message of each child taking responsibility for his or her educational success.
In Charlotte, Associate Superintendent Ann Clark e-mailed CMS principals this week, encouraging them to make sure all students can watch the speech. She forwarded Department of Education suggested activities.
You can also find the guides, keep up with White House updates and figure out how to watch the speech by clicking here.
- Ann Doss Helms