Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Unschooling Government

Unschooling moment:

As we were driving to pick up my oldest daughter from play practice, my youngest daughter saw a left over political sign in a yard. Here in Ohio we just voted down Senate Bill 5 with Issue 2 on the ballot. She wanted to know what Senate Bill 5 and Issue 2 were.

So we got into a lengthy government discussion on how the people didn't like SB5 so they got enough signatures on a petition to put Issue 2 on the ballot. Then people voted on Issue 2. This was a great example of how we are truly a government ran by the people. etc.

Of course the conversation was a bit longer than this, but she came away satisfied and hopefully a little more understanding on how our government works here in Ohio. I'm sure our short conversation was more interesting than a lengthy chapter in a dry text book.

1 comment:

Susan Evans said...

Government is best learned through real life anyway. What is in textbooks is dry and lifeless, but what you believe is alive.