Monday, April 6, 2009

A Little Thrown Off

I just finished my presentation to the class. I think I did well, considering I only had about 3 people nod off when the lights went out when I showed my footage. Most everybody else engaged accordingly and I appreciated that. I think what threw me most, though, was when I mentioned Hiroshima and saw the puzzled looks on faces. When I asked who knew what either Hiroshima or Nagasaki were, only a handful of students raised their hands (after supposedly having read their American history textbooks about WWII).

Really? You don't even know what Hiroshima is? I'm not asking for you to point it out on a map or even how to spell it. I just had a little more faith in the average college freshman. My bad.

3 comments:

Will said...

I learned about hiroshima when I was like 13...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barefoot_Gen

ekg said...

I didn't roll my eyes.


Ok, ok, maybe I did just a little...

kristen said...

ouch.