18 March 2011

A Quick Biography of Barak Obama

New York City comic book artist and songwriter/performer Jeffrey Lewis performs his "low budget video" about Barak Obama:

With a father from Kenya and a mother from Kansas,
Barack was born in the storms of our Honolulu Island/
From Jakarta to Hawaii to Columbia U. in New York,
where he studied International Relations and Political Science/
In the '80s, in his 20s, in Chicago, he did plenty,
working as director of Developing Communities/
He started job training programs and tenants' rights organizations,
where folks needed hope he helped at all opportunities/
After doing so much good for Chicago's poor neighborhoods,
Barack saw Europe and Kenya and learned the world is one home/
At Harvard Law School he was elected head of the Law Review,
and as its first black president he first became nationally known/
He kept fightin' for ya as a civil rights lawyer,
and at Chicago U. he taught Constitutional Law/
In the state legislature he worked on welfare and healthcare,
and he was elected to the US Senate in 2004/
As Senator, Barack opposed the wasteful war in Iraq,
he knows people need help more than big corporations/
What happens next is a guess, but I'm hoping that yes,
Barack Obama will become a great president of our nation.

Now you can do the following activity based on Obama's brief biography. You have to write questions about the US president. Click on the cartoon below.


Margot Rodríguez said...

Michele Obama:
Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama (born January 17, 1964) is the first lady of the Unated States and the wife of the forty-fourth president Barack Obama and she is the first African American Lady.
She was born and grow up on the South of Chicago and graduated from Princeton University and Harward Law School. When She finished her education, She started to work for Sidley Austin, a Law firm where she met Barack Obama after his election for the U.S Senate.After this she worked helping young people and women to live in comunity for the University of Chicago medical center.
Michelle Obama has a brother, a men´s basketball coach. They grow up on the South of Chicago with their parents.Her father was a pump operator of the Chicago water Department and although he was diagnosticated with multiple sclerosis he hardly ever missed a day of work.Her mother stayed at home looking after their children.
her paternal great-great grandfather, Jim Robinson, was an American slave in the state of South Carolina and her great grandfater worked with an only hand doing and selling shoes.
Michelle and Barak Obama have two daughters: Malia,10 aged and Shara 7aged who was born in Chicago.I think Michelle Obama is an inteligent smart and brave hardworking woman and American people will be better with Obama´s couple.
This only is my opinion

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