Well, like most history, it is here and gone and I really have nothing to say for it. I had an elaborate plan today. We were going to watch the inauguration in class today for a couple of reasons. First, selfishly I wanted to watch it myself, what better way then to get paid to watch what I want. Second, I wanted my students to witness this day in history. I remember when I was in High School (man do I sound old) and September 11th happened, I was in school and had no clue what was happening. All we got was an announcement over the speaker saying that apparently there was a terrost attack on the world trade centers. And that was it, ya I know. We had no internet, no television, all we had were radios. Now teachers started to turn these on, but after about an hour of that the administration decided to send out a notice to teachers telling them that they were not allowed to listen to the radio because it could scare the little kids. Third, this is a great day in history, and saddley a lot of my students don’t realize that and would rather make fun of Obama than appreciate this day.
So, I had my live fee ready to go, I had my class ready to go, I had my water ready to go…but wait, the internet was not ready to go. We proceeded to watch an hour of interrupted and glitchy video of Obama, so bad that I had to turn it off. Yes, indirectly Al Gore ruined my inauguration day.
Well, I had a back up plan. Instead we watched Martin Luther King Jr “I have a dream” Speech. I really enjoyed it, I don’t know if my students did.
I hope that everyone else enjoyed this day. I have not so far. I hope to watch the speech tomorrow. I have a lot of expectations and am really excited about the next four years.
How was your inauguration day?