Could You Be President? Presidential Poems for study at home students

by  Author/Bullying Expert/Speaker Brad Tassell

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Politics is crazy! So, it makes sense to have a program taught in a fun and non political to learn how the political process works and what historically the presidency is all about.In such turbulent times it will be great to talk from an perspective that isn't taking sides, but explaining the process and reasoning of the founding fathers. Your student could have a wonderful time learning everything about being president and partner poetry reading! Author/comedian, 11 time Pinnacle award-winning expert Brad Tassell brings literacy, fun, and everything you need to know about the Presidency, the Electoral College, the Executive Branch, and the presidents is a wonderful theater of partner poetry reading. It is Literacy! It is theater! It is politics! It is Fun and Engaging! Remember we won't be taking a position, but explaining facts. It's nice to have facts!  I will encourage the students to read along with all the poems!  This is great for Zoom home learning and of couse classroom!  You can see videos of the entire program on my Youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbXpRY6iVMmzyriVmFyUiKWJMMSsPaowD

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By Request: $150.00
By Request Premium: $125.00

The fee is for a classroom of students or your entire class on Zoom. If you are a homeschool person or parent I suggest going to Outschool..com and signing up for this program as it is priced per person.,


60 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8Public Library: Library Patrons

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Primary Disciplines

Character Education, Community Interests, Language Arts/English, Literacy, Performing Arts, Reading, Social Studies/History, Special Education, Writing CIVICS

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)

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Author/Bullying Expert/Speaker Brad Tassell

Bowling Green, KY
United States

Author/Comedian Brad Tassell is the author of the award winning novel for teens and preteen on Bullying, Don't Feed the Bully. He presents for students, teachers, administrators, and is a comedian for Carnival Cruise lines.

Brad Tassell

Program Details


1. Presidential Introduction: I will include that we will not be talking about who should or should not be president. There will be no opinion or debate about candidates or their stances. We honor the presidency and all who have served.
2. Choosing poems to read and student pairings.
3. Reading through poems with different configurations and activities.
4. Close with questions.


-explore poetry
-engage in the political process
-develop a love for reading out-loud
-grow their literacy skills
-grasp the ideals and powers behind the presidency
-understand exactly what it takes to be president
-create a device to remember all the presidents

Standards Alignment

National Standards

What are Civic Life, Politics, and Government?
What is civic life? What is politics? What is government? Why are government and politics necessary? What purposes should government serve?
What are the essential characteristics of limited and unlimited government?
What are the nature and purposes of constitutions?
What are alternative ways of organizing constitutional governments?
What are the Foundations of the American Political System?
What is the American idea of constitutional government?
What are the distinctive characteristics of American society?
What is American political culture?
What values and principles are basic to American constitutional democracy?
How Does the Government Established by the Constitution Embody the Purposes, Values, and Principles of American Democracy?
How are power and responsibility distributed, shared, and limited in the government established by the United States Constitution?
What does the national government do?
How are state and local governments organized and what do they do?
Who represents you in local, state, and national governments?
What is the place of law in the American constitutional system?
How does the American political system provide for choice and opportunities for participation?
What is the Relationship of the United States to Other Nations and to World Affairs?
How is the world organized politically?
How has the United States influenced other nations and how have other nations influenced American politics and society?
What are the Roles of the Citizen in American Democracy?
What is citizenship?
What are the rights of citizens?
What are the responsibilities of citizens?
What dispositions or traits of character are important to the preservation and improvement of American constitutional democracy?
How can citizens take part in civic life?