“History never looks like history when you are living through it.” – John W. Gardner
Seventy-four years ago today, my parents got married in a little English village, in the midst of WW II. For them, and my oldest brother (born the following year), WW II wasn’t history, just something that happened in their lives. Because they often talked about it in relation to themselves, I didn’t think of it as history either, even though I didn’t come along until well after WW II and its off-shoots, like rationing, were over.
One day, today will be history, so why not time travel forward with your kids and get them to reflect on what’s happening around them right now and speculate as to how it might be viewed fifty years hence.