Sunday, October 21, 2012

dress up

Today was "Victorian Day" at the British School.  All the kids in Thomas' class were invited to come dressed in typical Victorian clothing.

They have been learning about how children in Victorian times worked as chimney sweeps and in factories, and could be caned when they were bad.

I can't really imagine why the British system thinks its important for first graders to know this kind of thing.  Maybe it is just hearkening back to a time of Empire-- I think Great Britain pretty much ran the show during the Victorian era?

In that case, it would be like how Egyptian children spend all their time learning about the Prophet and the Arab conquest in the 6th, 7th, 8th century. 

Meanwhile, Emmett is celebrating American super-heroes, as he should.