Friday, June 27, 2014

I wish I saw this as a kid

Many times throughout my schooling we read plays or short stories of famous long dead historical figures. The problem is they stayed dead in my mind. I never heard their voices or saw them as older people. Instead, I have images of people locked in amber, unchanging. These days, you can pull up footage of these people or see photos, paintings or other such moments in time of these amazing luminaries. As a perfect example, today is Helen Keller's birthday and of course we have access to an amazing video of her speaking, reading, and listening. The image in my head is of a young girl, and that is what she looked like until I watched the video below. I have a better feeling and understanding of who she is. It is unfortunate that many schools do not take advantage of sites like Youtube and instead choose to block them.

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