If you were a teacher, what subject would you like to teach?
Easy question! If anyone read my post from the other day about Google Earth they would figure it out. I would love to teach geography to elementary school age kids! Especially with a great tool like Google Earth!
The reason I would love to teach this is because I would want to give kids a better understanding of the world. Sometimes I think we Americans have such a limited view of the world, we only know what is around us. I would like to try to broaden a child's mind, let them know that just because we do things a certain way in our country it does not make it better than someone else, just different. And the worlds is full of diversity.
I have heard stories and news reports that kids don't even know their country very well. They have no idea New Mexico is a state or that Alaska is twice the size of Texas. There are even vast differences of life experiences of people living in this country. When I lived in Baltimore I was seeing a guy who grew up in Brooklyn. It was so interesting hearing about his childhood which was so different from mine, me being raised in rural Utah in the dessert next to the mountains.
I think it would be nice to inspire someone to travel more, go see other countries and experience a different culture, other than the one they were born into.