These Kids Will Know It For Real, Soon Enough

A group of kids in Florida had an exercise where they pretended to live in a communist country in commemoration of the fall of the Berlin Wall. It sounds like a great exercise to get the kids involved and to teach them:

“I’m normally a nice person, but I have to be really firm with these people,” Stephany said. “They must come in, sit down and write this line on paper, front and back.”

The line: “I will serve the glorious East German state better.”

The students copied it repeatedly after watching a propaganda film depicting the evils of Western culture.

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“This was a project of the history club, and their idea was that students should really have an idea of what it was like to live in a communist state,” said social studies teacher Patricia Johnston, who helped organize the project and served as the lead “comrade.” Herald Tribune

This kind of instruction is very innovative and allows students to experience rather than absorb through reading and verbal instruction.

Unfortunately, the way this country is going these kids might very well find out what life in a communist country is really like.

At least they will be prepared.

Big Dog

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