Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Schools : Chile, a live streaming lesson !

Miner Claudo Yanez (9th miner rescued)
(AP Photo)

"It's a miracle, a wonderful event," 

Bernard Carr, mathematics and astronomy professor

With anxious anticipation increasingly yielding to exuberant celebration, the haggard men trapped under a half-mile of rock for more than two months have been emerging to the arms of their families and an electrified nation.

The 15 miners already rescued emerge like clockwork, jubilantly embracing wives, children and rescuers and looking remarkably composed today, the 13 October, after languishing for 69 days in the depths of a mine where easily they could have died.

Chile | Fénix
credits: AFP

Not only Chile or Bolivia or even so Latin America! All over the world people  follows and rejoices with the bravety of those men and the courage of a people who believed always in the rescue of those 33 miners and didn't give up on anyone and worked to protect and save every life.

Chilean rescue
credits: AP/Government of Chile, Hugo Infante

Communications technology — including live video from within the mine — turned the entire world into a global village hoping for the safe release of men they did not know and would probably never meet. It was as if each of us could see ourselves in their place, wondering how we would cope with the sustained terror and then the sudden emergence into the light.

What a courageous live story! A live-streaming lesson tha teachers and students can flollow on their media devices. An incredible lesson of courage, faith, science and high technology! 

Don't miss this opportunity to enhance learning in the classroom! Today the world made History! 

  • Invite your students to contact on Twitter a Chilean classroom (secondary school) and share with them this wonderful lesson! They can write amazing essays.
  • And why not read and explore in a literature classroom this poem by Ernest Henley, same as well the images of the rescue. Ask students to discuss this poem sharing ideas, and as creative activity, to write some poems (individual or group)  about human courage! 

OUT of the night that covers me,
Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.


It matters not how strait the gate,

How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.

William Ernest Henley, Invictus (1875)


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