Friday, October 29, 2010

This Can't Be Real

When Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young sang "Teach Your Children," do you think they meant to instruct students on how to properly investigate UFO crashes?

Well, that seems to be a trend in some U.K. schools where UFO drills have been periodically staged over the past two years, according to Dateline Zero.

In a typical drill, a UFO crash incident is created, and police arrive to show 8- to 10-year-old pupils how to handle such a scenario, which includes gathering "wreckage," and the students are encouraged to share and write about the experience.

The SoCal Martial Law Alerts website reports that Victoria Shepherd, a teacher at the Sandford Primary School in the United Kingdom, was the organizer of a recent UFO exercise.

"The children didn't know what was going on," Shepherd said. "As they approached the crash site, we could see how amazed and perplexed they were. It was a fantastic first reaction."

Shepherd said police "helped the children secure the scene and talked about what to do in an emergency, how they gathered evidence and how to interview witnesses." link

Is that really what you want to teach children--if something unknown crashes out of the sky, to run toward it and start grabbing "evidence"? My guess is that if government employees approached such a site, they'd be wearing hazmat suits--but let's teach children not to take any such silly precautions.


pseudotsuga said...

I, for one, welcome our new alien overlords...

Anonymous said...

This sounds like a rather interesting way of teaching the ideas of forensic science, part of the National Curriculum. Normally, I would have used a different sort of crime scene reconstruction, but now I rather wish that I had thought of this one. It would be fun!

Curmudgeon said...

As do I.

Obviously, those aliens had a better way of teaching their children using data-driven differentiated constructivist intructional methods and we need to emulate their processes.