I simply wanted to quickly share how 8th graders do live in their own box and have no concept of time/the past. Yesterday we watched the film "Charly" based on the book "Flowers for Algernon". Charly is a mentally retarded 37 year old who undergoes an experimental operation to make him 3x smarter. It works...for awhile. Then he retreats back to his former self; a state I think he was happier in anyway. But I digress. One scene shows Charly in his room taking a soda out of his refrigerator/icebox. One of my female students looks at me and asks, "Did they have refrigerators back then?" (This movie was set in the late 1960's, mind you.) When I nodded yes, her eyes got very wide and she simply said, "Wow." We just really have no concept of time or history. Oh, 8th grade is fun.
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