So...the kids and I did a quick study on these two men by searching for information on them on the Internet. Then, we created a venn diagram comparing these two great inventors and picked some quotes by them to discuss.
Finally, we talked about THINKING DIFFERENT. The kids were given the task of creating something they thought could change the world no matter how crazy it seemed. Some created inventions, and some dreamed of ways to rid our world of disease. We recognized that no idea was crazy. If thest men had believed that, they may not have had the impact they did.
I think it is good for us to step away from what is planned sometimes to be sure that we don't miss what matters.