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History and Soccer [Oct. 23rd, 2015|01:58 pm]
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 So Wednesday I was assisting a coach in a class of 2-3 year olds. This coach is older, from Italy, and we have some awesome discussions. And he knows I’m a huge history nerd. So he was teaching the kids, and as the lesson progressed we ended up with a floor of big cones with smaller cones on top of them, and he wants the kids to knock them down. So he says “thees is lahk Rome and…”—looks questioningly at me—“…the Phoenicians?” I laughed and said “the Carthaginians, actually, although they spoke Phoenician.” So then I start getting into it and I’m encouraging the kids to “sack Carthage, we have to sack Carthage! Make sure they never invade our peninsula again!” Now I’m trying to figure out how I can come up with a lesson that incorporates Roman history—I have two kids (not even related!) in my Saturday class of 4-5 years olds whose names are Cassius and Livia and I love to call her Empress. My Saturday classes are outdoors and there’s a slope nearby—I can possibly recreate Hannibal’s passage through the Alps. The sack of soccer balls could be the elephants…

[User Picture]From: melebeth
2015-10-23 06:38 pm (UTC)
You are adorkable
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[User Picture]From: ceebeegee
2015-10-24 05:08 am (UTC)
Elizabeth, you know what's coming next, right? "Okay kids, we're going on a visit to Sicily in the year 1347, and a ship has just arrived from Kaffa..." I could have the kids smush imaginary plague-bearing rats with their soccer balls!
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[User Picture]From: melebeth
2015-10-24 01:30 pm (UTC)
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