Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Disability history is getting really popular with the kids...

"I wanted to be Helen Keller, but she got tooken by the very first kid!"
--my daughter Nell, after school today.
The third-graders at her school do a "Living Museum" every year, where they each dress in a costume and prepare a little talk about their historical figure. Then they each wear a "Press Here" paper button on their chests and stand along the walls of the cafeteria; the younger kids can come through and push the buttons to get the biographies recited. It's very cute. There's a standard list of names, the kids have to pick from it, one of each figure per room... and apparently HK was the first draft pick in Nell's room. I should find out when Louis Braille and Beethoven were picked up....

(Nell will be Mozart instead. That's fine, I can make some kind of a powdered wig in the next five weeks...)

7 comments:

Emma said...

A friend and I were browsing in a cheapy shop yesterday. And we saw a 30 minute animated DVD of the life of Helen Keller. I was very amused. But I didn't buy it.

Penny L. Richards said...

Oooh, animated huh? I don't know that one. I saw an HK bio in the kids' books at the thriftshop this week, myself. (Apparently, the list of choices at school is limited to the biographies the teacher can distribute.)

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