I can't believe that this activity was literally born in the sixties. I feel sure that cave-children were acting out the workings of the first wheel or the warmth of the first fire for their cave-teachers. But, no, Barbara W. Short, the "Women's Editor" for the "Women's News" of the Durham Morning Herald, reveals that this new technique is all the rage in schools of the sixties. And her article is chock full of examples.
"The first war," says one student. "No," adds another. "It was the second war." A little girl is sure that it was "the thirteenth war."
"I'm not free. I'm six," reported a little blonde. Well, I'm glad we got that straight.
"Your class can actually talk to a classroom in another country, just by logging on to your computer."
Will either of these innovations be the Show and Tell of the future? Probably not. It's just difficult to measure up to a classic.