[etni] Something interesting

I got the following from a friend of mine.  I doubt our pupils would
remember or understand most of the references here, but it's nice for us.
It might make you realize that you've lived a long time.  Kids could view
and be encouraged to try and create something similar with their take on
history.
Here's the message and links:

Billy Joel is awesome.  And credit to this guy for making this video.

  This song & its title was the answer to a recent Final Jeopardy  -- only
one person got it right --  question was (paraphrased) "What 1980's song do
history teachers praise for its educational value."  I never could
understand all the references on Billy Joel's song --   fortunately, with
this VIDEO, and given the picture(s), now can   "see" what our "ears"
couldn't.  Anyway, checked to see the purpose behind the song.
Apparently, it's Joel's   homage to the first 40 years of historical
headlines since his birth (1949).    Wish we could have appreciated the
depths of this song when it was released.  Twenty years later, it's amazing
what Joel was able to put into music and lyrics lasting only a few minutes.

Here it is, set to pictures... . It's a neat flashback through the past
half   century.  Turn up volume, sit back and enjoy a review of 50 years
of   history in less than 3 minutes!  Thank s to Billy Joel and some guy
from the  University of  Chicago with a lot of spare time and  Google.
Top left gives you full screen....top right lets you pause.  Bottom left
shows the year.  The older you are, the more pictures you will   recognize.
Anyone over age 65 should remember over 90% of what they see. But it's great
at any age.

 Click Here:    We Didn't Start The Fire


If link doesn't work,   copy and paste in your browser:
http://yeli.us/FlashFire.html


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