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Sharon Kennedy Wynne, Tracey Henry and Suzannah DiMarzio

How to use RNC as teaching tool for your kids

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August

rnc.jpgAs Tampa prepares to host the Republican National Convention next week, now is a good time to teach your kids about the political process. Scholastic has this quick guide to political conventions, but how about heading over to Tampa this week to show your kids the preparations that are under way? Here's our map of where you can park, where you can drive and even where you can walk.

This can be a good time to teach your kids media literacy. Show them all networks setting up lavish sets, about the money that media companies make on advertising and how to be a smart consumer of news.

This is also a good time to talk about the political process and maybe even try to spot some of the politicians from the news on the streets of Tampa.

One fun stop in all this is our Conventional Wisdom page where we've assembled a fun collection of zany facts and guides to the area, and the protestors, the work it took to makeover Tampa for the RNC.

 

--Sharon Kennedy Wynne

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[Last modified: Tuesday, August 21, 2012 7:30am]

    

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