Story of the World, Vol. 4, Chapter 22 deals with Ireland’s Easter Uprising and India’s Nationalism. Michael Collins and Mohandas Gandhi feature prominently in their respective stories. We learn the beginnings of the IRA or the Irish Republican Army. For me, as a child of the 80s, when the IRA was very active in their terrorist attacks, this chapter was very interesting.
Another important lesson in this chapter was about the Sikh religion. Also, the comparison between Sikhs and Muslims. We are Christian and we believe in teaching our children what other people believe in order to respect their beliefs and practices. Of course, we believe in freedom of religion. Also, we believe in being respectful of other people’s convictions according to their own consciences.
Just like in everything, knowledge is power. If we equip our children with solid knowledge about the world’s religions, they will be better prepared to analyze any religious motifs in literature, music, art etc.
Once again, history proves its importance. We learn about the past so that we can handle the present and the future. There is nothing obsolete about history.
For our activity project, we marched around the house several times, as we do every day for physical exercise. We pretended it was The Salt March and we actually found salt.
The kids really got into it. They asked me to film them but I am too lazy to upload these playful videos to YouTube for your viewing consideration. I did snap some pictures though. Please forgive me but I am in this space right now where I can only spend so much time on this blog. I have many other things going on in our lives and everything must be prioritized.