As a homeschooling family, we’re always looking for new and exciting ways to teach and learn. My daughter is 12 ½ (can’t forget the ½!) and we’ve just finished studying the world wars and are now onto Vietnam. Especially with things as they are today, how do you teach a child the horrors of war without horrifying or scarring them to their souls? Well, wouldn’t you know it? There’s actually a fun way to close out lessons on war, so some of the heaviness is lifted but the impact of it all remains.
It’s a food fight. Of sorts. One ingenious wizard of animation designed a synopsis of the world’s wars in which America has played a part. There’s a ‘cheat sheet’ that explains which food comes from which country so that when you watch the ‘food wars’ you can keep up.
Honestly, this was the BEST pop quiz I’ve ever given to my daughter.
Check out the “Cheat Sheet” if you’d like to familiarize yourself with the players before (or after) you watch this incredible video… which, btw, got my daughter interested in graphics, web design, and all that cool stuff. 🙂