Sunday, November 29, 2009

A Small, Small World

My daughter's world history class was assigned to watch this video over the Thanksgiving break. I think it's a good way to keep things in perspective this season.




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9 comments:

Bish Denham said...

I have read that break down before. Putting it into a little film makes it more immediate.

ICQB said...

That's an eye opening way of looking at things. That was a great assignment.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Talk about perspective. I am so wealthy in SO many areas.

Debbie said...

What a wonderful way to keep it all in perspective.
I hope your family had a great holiday.

LW said...

I remember when this came out years ago.
My daughter who I think was 13 at the time sent it to everyone she knew…
She handed it to teachers, posted it on bulletin boards, and sent out emails…
I am happy to hear that it was giving as a class assignment.
We do need to stop and think…

Louise

adrienne said...

Bish - I've heard the statistics too - but I agree, it has more of an impact presented this way.

ICQB - It was a great assignment...I'm glad my daughter shared it with us.

Green Girl - We are, and sometimes it helps to have a reminder of how fortunate we are.

Debbie - Thanks! I hope you enjoyed the holiday, too.

Louise - Good for your daughter to pass it along.
According to the website, they've updated the figures. I'm curious to read the original report.

Rebecca Ramsey said...

What a great video. It's a lesson everybody--especially people in wealthy countries like ours-needs to hear. Thank you for sharing it!

Keats The Sunshine Girl said...

yes, I'm wealthy and I can help:))) Thanks for the great message in this video.

Ara Burklund said...

Wow! Powerful video! Thanks for sharing it, Adrienne. It's good to remember how lucky we are here in the U.S.