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Could You Be President? Presidential Poems

from Author/Bullying Expert/Speaker Brad Tassell

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It's a crazy year in politics! So, it makes sense to have a program that teaching is a fun and non political way how the 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 class could have a wonderful time learning everything about being president and partner poetry reading! Author/comedian, 8 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!

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Multipoint: $25.00
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The fee for the first group is $75.00, the multi-point fee is for any group that will be added at a different location.

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60 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8Public Library: Library Patrons

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Primary Disciplines

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

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)
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Provider's Cancellation Policy

Contact me and we will work out whatever you need. But for the most part you will need to reschedule for any changes. I have no problem changing at any time for any reason you need.

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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?