Well something that has interested me and always will has been history. Wont say i am a history buff but i do like the subject.
Saw this video and it took me back to school days when we got taught about the French revolution. I had what has to be one of the best teachers ever for this specific year of high-school history. We were all required to make some or other props related to the period such as making a guillotine or bringing in our own cannons.
Seeing this guys video on his Halloween guillotine took me back to the high school lessons .
So i am wondering when you guys both Canadians and Americans (given i come from SA) were at school did you learnt about this period of European history?
I ended up making an model (using my Dads shop) of an entire French village and painting all the buildings surrounding the square where i put a working miniature of the guillotine.
Then we took a piece of stove pipe. sized to fit the local pop cans, and bought some big bang crackers and can you believe we were on the second story of the school building shooting pop cans out of the windows with the teachers permission. That is until the principle stopped liking them landing in the school fishpond and came up to have a word about it.
Man that teacher made it so interactive, one got totally caught up in the period. We even built a barricade in the isle of the classroom between the desks with our backpacks as sandbags and obstacles. Seriously fun times.