Saturday, April 15, 2006

I'm Spartacus

I came upon a 6th grade class for the first time a few weeks ago and asked where they were in regard to their ss scope and sequence. Anticipating some variation of ancient Egyptian, Roman, Chinese history topics I got "types of gvt" instead! That sent me reeling for a moment. I suspect it was the first chapter of their ss text and that ss wasn't done much in this class so far. Anyway I looked into my bag of movie tricks and saw that I had never found a place for Spartacus and I loved that film. I figured the the dialectic of the Roman autocracy with Kirk's benevolent socialism (courtesy of Howard Fast) might make a good impression. It's gone very well so far. Details to follow.

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