Thursday, May 25, 2006

Man on the Moon Synchronicity

My son and 3 of his friends had a group project for Social Studies this week. The assignment was to pick an event of historical significance and then produce a video news story covering the event. The group decided to do a story on the first U.S. moon landing in 1969. They videotaped my son as President Kennedy giving the speech in which he throws out the familiar challenge, "I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the Moon and returning him safely to Earth." They went on to film the mission and landing on our trampoline in the back yard. I helped them transfer the tape to VHS last night and sent them off to school this morning to submit their project. The idea was that the class would watch everyone's news clips in class today.

This afternoon at work, I brought up my browser and noticed that my homepage, BBC News (of course) had a link to "This Day in History" next to a photo of JFK. I clicked on the link and discovered that he had delivered the speech that my son had shown in class today, on May 25, 1961. Check it out here.


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