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AP and Green Light Learning Tools publish iBook on US presidency
AP ^ | jan 10

Posted on 02/14/2013 2:35:43 PM PST by ExxonPatrolUs

For example, as the inauguration of President Barack Obama approaches, students can watch a video mashup of inaugural addresses dating back to 1933. Instead of just reading the famous words, they can see and hear President John F. Kennedy declare in 1961: “Ask not what your country can do for you -- ask what you can do for your country.”

Readers can tap their way through a brief history of democracy, illustrated by AP images of the Acropolis in Greece to the U.S. Capitol dome in Washington, and browse through pictures of influential first ladies. Or they can click through an interactive timeline noting all of the U.S. presidents from George Washington in 1789 through today.

Since AP’s founding in 1846, its journalists have played a leading role in covering the White House and the American presidency, documenting news and events for the history books and for readers and viewers around the world.

“News coverage has tremendous power to engage and inform, and that can bring a subject to life in the classroom just as it does with the news of the day,” said Sue Cross, AP’s senior vice president for business development and partner relations in the Americas. “We are thrilled to offer this innovative e-book, along with Green Light, a leader in the emerging education uses of news, and to see the images and video of newsmakers reach a wide audience across these new platforms.”

Tom Nieman, president of Green Light Learning Tools added: “’The Presidency’ is an engaging, informative, and extremely current look at America’s highest office. It’s perfect for students or anyone who is interested in elections, voting, the Electoral College and the office of the presidency itself.”

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1 posted on 02/14/2013 2:35:45 PM PST by ExxonPatrolUs
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To: ExxonPatrolUs
“Ask not what your country can do for you -- ask what you can do for your country.”
- JFK

“Sandra Fluke should not have to pay for her own hobby -- that is the taxpayers' job.”
-BHO

I'm not a big JFK fan, but it is pathetic just how far his party has fallen in my lifetime.

2 posted on 02/14/2013 3:04:53 PM PST by Pollster1
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I’m not a big JFK fan, but it is pathetic just how far his party has fallen in my lifetime.
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And how ironic that his brother, Teddy, is largely responsible for moving the party beyond something that JFK would not recognize. That said, one thing they still had in common was their womanizing.


3 posted on 02/14/2013 3:18:28 PM PST by Starboard
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