Sunday, December 14, 2008

What the Heck?

What in the heck are these kids doing? If you know put your answer in a comment. I posted this to my students' blog and got some hilarious responses!!

8 comments:

Instructions said...

It looks a lot like the old "duck and cover" drills from the early Cold War. Students were told that they could protect themselves from the blast of a nuclear bomb if the hid under their desks.

nbosch said...

You are RIGHT! I posted this on my students' blog and I don't think they will know. http://areallydifferentplace.org

Hector said...

It looks like the old practices they use to teach students during the Cold War in case of an atomic bomb. The kids would hide underneath their desk as if that would protect them from the explosion.

Cool blog, I like the use of pictures and other multi-media to encourage students to think differently.

Congrats, Hector

nbosch said...

I can remember "duck and cover" from my youth. I also remember standing in line for the vaccines on sugar cubes, having to take a nap in the summers, and not being able to go to the pool in the middle of the day so I wouldn't contract polio. That ages me!

CLong said...

Reminds me of the earthquake drills we had when I went to school in CA in the 70's...now I live in TX where we have tornado drills.

Ric Murry said...

This is what we did in the late 60s & early 70s in tornado drills in Southern Illinois.

Mrs. Stanley said...

Ah, yes. Nbosh and I must be of the same vintage except I remember standing in line behind a dozen howling kids waiting to get my polio SHOT. It wasn't until much later that I had a booster dose on a sugar cube. One of my Sunday school classmates died of polio. We've forgotten a about the horrors of that and lesser ailments of chicken pox, measles, German measles, mumps, etc. I had them all including rheumatic fever as an infant. As for those atomic bomb drills, I remember being invited to sleep over at a girlfriend's house when I was about 10 and calling my mom to come and get me around 2 am because I was so scared of the bomb, and if I were going todie, I wanted to be at home with my parents. So sad. Anyway, I love this blog and can't wait to share the resource with the social studies teachers at my school.

nbosch said...

Mrs. Stanley, My goal was to post to this blog more often. I hope to get to that one day. Glad you are enjoying it. I have another blog about gifted kids at http://anotsodifferentplace.blogspot.com
and my students blog at http://areallydifferentplace.org Stop in now and again.