Showing posts with label World War Two. Show all posts
Showing posts with label World War Two. Show all posts

Monday, May 25, 2015

Always Remember...

A few months back in my US History class (sophomores), I was showing the film Saving Private Ryan. In the middle of the first sequence, which depicts Omaha Beach, I saw one of my students turn to another student, shake her head, and put her hands over her eyes. I was standing near both of them and noticed she was crying. Knowing that I was in an "enduring understanding" moment, I kneeled down next to her and whispered,

"Do you understand the sacrifice they made?"

She nodded.

"You honor them and all the others that have died in service to this nation by never forgetting" I added.

She won't.

So should we all.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Crack the Code! (Best Picture Nominee #4)

The Imitation Game is a great film and I truly enjoyed Benedict Cumberbatch's performance as Alan Turing. Even though the film took some historical liberties, it didn't seem to bother me as much as it did with Selma. I'm sure it will get lost in the race between Boyhood and The Grand Budapest Hotel but you should still check it out!