Saturday, February 17, 2007

Last night

History: last night we watched Nuclear Secrets, and found out about A.Q.Khan, who copied secret blueprints from the Dutch. We learned that the biggest challenge to civilization in recent years came "not from Osama or Saddam Hussein but from Abdul Qadeer Khan, the father of Pakistan's atomic bomb" because it is believed that he sold nuclear technology to Iran, North Korea and Libya.

This took us to geography, as we ended up checking the atlas for the exact location of Libya and eventually other European countries like Liechtenstein and Luxembourg.

We watched the news and spend some time discussing current affairs, from gun crime and recent teenage deaths to absent fathers and politicians views on families...

It was a late night for us, watching Platoon - which got DJ wondering about the real reasons behind the Vietnam War and wanting to find out about communism...


Today's Links

Home schooling Interesting to see how statistics distort reality: Do you educate your children at home? 63% said yes (out of 338 votes)

Special Intelligence An article from the Guardian about Asperger's Syndrome and Work.

2 comments:

Gill said...

Love that kind of learning - watching tv, starting discussion, getting maps out etc. My older 3 & I had some of our happiest (& most educational times) doing just that. :-)

Dawniy said...

yes we watched it too - how on earth do humans ever manage to be so awful !! shudder.

dawniy xx