it’s a small world after all

Barbara Kruger, It's a Small World, but Not if You Have to Clean It, 1990

Barbara Kruger, It’s a Small World, but Not if You Have to Clean It, 1990

So as the annoying Disney song states:

It’s a world of laughter
A world of tears
It’s a world of hopes
And a world of fears
There’s so much that we share
That it’s time we’re aware
It’s a small world after all

It’s a small world after all
It’s a small world after all
It’s a small world after all
It’s a small, small world…

And it is!

Today as I was prepping for one of my classes I realized I needed to pull up a certain YouTube video to use during class. The video was a short news clip that would assist in our story break-down discussion. My students would watch the video and then answer the Who What When Where etc. questions and also explain the opening, body and conclusion of the video.

One of the great things about teaching for Chungdahm is that the teaching materials and curriculum are constructed for us. Teachers all across Korea use the predetermined materials to teach many different levels of Chungdahm students. So when I am teaching a Sprout 2 Level class on Monday April 2, countless other English teachers are teaching the same class to different Korean students. So of course, my YouTube video link was the same one used today by all the other Sprout 2 Level teachers.

You can imagine my surprise when I realized the video was of a bank robbery that occurred in 2010 in my very own small  hometown of Rollinsford, NH. Crazy, right?? As I watched, I recognized the police officer, the exact location of the bank (across the street from the pool where I spent a majority of my childhood/teenage life), and I also distinctly remember this news story.

So this was my ‘wow the world REALLY IS small’ moment.

Enjoy the video and please know that, although I am thrilled this video is from my hometown, in no way am I proud that it was a bank robbery news story.

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3 responses to “it’s a small world after all

  1. martha

    wow devan – what a tale from a seoul mate!!! who would have thunk but for cyberspace!

  2. Wow, that’s so interesting~! I have to come up with all my lesson plans by myself for over half of my classes, as well as teaching one-on-one tutoring classes with no help! So lucky! ^.^

    • Yes it is very nice, although I have to work to put my own spin on each lesson…you have to keep it interesting for the kids. Good luck with your lesson planning! Thanks for reading!

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