Tuesday, we visited the older people’s home near school to have a conversation with them about the past. Our unit, “Where We Are in Place and Time,” has led us into discoveries about how science has evolved and changed our lives. We’ve asked students at YIS, our parents, and other students around the world about the biggest discoveries that have changed our lives. It was time to talk to some people who have lived through a lot of changes.
In groups of 3 or 4, students asked the older people about their childhood, their school life and about the discoveries that made the most difference to them.
It was challenging. Some of the older people wanted to say the few words they knew in English. Others didn’t want to talk. One man slept through the attempts at conversation. Yet everyone said it was interesting.
- Think about what you learned from the older people or even about having a conversation with someone so different than you.
- Think about what the older person said about their early life and/or how things have changed.
Answer by: I Used to Think…Now I think…