I've been helping in a World History class at the public high school. I spend my mornings with 15 Special Ed students. I've really enjoyed studying history with these kids and helping them with their assignments.
Today we re-lived World War I, and then, we watched Russia fall into a revolution.
One must always be ready for the unexpected. One student asked me what the difference was between a Democrat and a Republican. After a few moments of silence (I'm thinking...what does this have to do with Joseph Stalin?) I answered carefully. I didn't want to sway them toward one party or the other.
While explaining, another student blurted out, "What are YOU?"
That seemed to satisfy them, and they went back to their assignment on defining Totalitarianism.
Speaking of history, the Dead Sea Scrolls are on display in San Diego, California through December 31st. I'm so excited about this. I wrote an article about it for "Associated Content". If you'd like to look at it click here.