Wednesday, June 8, 2011
School House Rock Wednesday #1
School House Rock played an important role in my educational development and thus, because Wednesdays are tough days (and nights) for me, I will post a favorite School House Rock video each Wednesday. In honor of Sarah Palin and her re-writing the famous ride of Paul Revere, I think this video is most appropriate. Please note that although the video does not make this clear, Paul Revere made his famous ride on April 18, 1775 and "the shot heard 'round the world" (not fired by Revere) occurred on April 19, 1775, now fondly commemorated as Patriots' Day. (If you are ever in Massachusetts around Patriots' Day, there are awesome re-enactments in Lexington, Concord and other surrounding towns). And, yes, I realize that the School House Rock Video has Paul Revere yelling "The British are coming! The British are coming!" into a bullhorn. He did in fact state that "The Regulars are coming out!" after he was asked to not make so much noise. This is why School House Rock is a good starting point for a discussion on the American Revolution, but not a final source of information.