will learn the universal importance of perspective
and history and also have a greater understanding
of defining their own histories.
--We start by talking about how many different professions
and endeavors focus on the question, "what happened?"--
lawyers, journalists, clerks of court, etc.
--Then we talk about their own answers-- to the question--
do they write in journals?
--Show them a box containing dozens of my own journals--
--Then talk about the importance of honesty with yourself
while writing in a journal-- don't fool a fool
--And move on to writing a poem expressing their version
of "what happened" in something in their
The kids are encouraged to read their poems out loud