Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Seeing my children make connections to their world from lessons in history is quite fun. The funniest to date happened yesterday.
We are currently studying Ancient Rome and I was reading to the children about the Colosseum and the Gladiators, before I read to them about Chariot Racing:
"At the start of a race, an official dropped a white cloth. Up to twelve horse-drawn chariots would fly out of their starting gates. The charioteers raced their horses seven laps, or five miles, at top speed in a counterclockwise direction around an oval track."
It was then that I paused and Nathan piped up with eyes opened wide and gasped, "Hey it's the first NASCAR race!"
Yep, that's my boy.
Now I've set the oldest two to figuring out how to say in Latin, "Boogity Boogity, Boogity, Let's go racin' boys."