Monday, February 13, 2012

War of 1812, an assembly, and Whitney

Sometimes events converge:
On Thursday, my kids learned about the origins of our national anthem, how Francis Scott Key wrote a poem after the Battle of Ft. Mc Henry.

On Friday, we had a moving school-wide assembly about the trap that drugs and alcohol are-- the video left 300 8th graders in stunned silence.

On Saturday, Whitney Houston died of drugs and alcohol.

On Monday, today, I showed them Whitney's greatest musical moment:

--and that, my friends, is convergence.

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