Obligatory Obama Offering.
In my head I have the image of the American History textbook I used for my GCSE. Over the years I've added to its mental contents, making connections between events that help me understand the world as I know it, in light of previous events. September 11th 2001 quickly developed a double page spread complete with info boxes and a question box. Today,as my mental textbook goes to press, there is a section on Barack Obama and the question at the bottom is clear.
A) In what ways did the Civil Rights movement contribute to the election of Barack Obama?
Then the more complicated A level and degree level Politics kick in along with a good dose of common sense and my own opinions.
It's not often that one can sit and see exactly how an education has shaped one's thoughts, opinions and way of looking at the world. I was helping 6/7 year olds to read this morning. I wonder how they will reflect on their history and how the came to look at what they know?
On a personal note- I for one am very excited but I must learn to manage my expectations.