History Is Either Black Or White

| Learning | January 28, 2015

(I am taking a class on transportation technology, which is essentially glorified auto shop, and is extremely easy. We are currently watching a video on the Montgolfier brothers, who invented the first hot air balloon. The video features historical reenactments of small parts of their lives.)

Student #1: “WAIT! If this was during the 18th century, how did they get this footage?”

(Half the class looks at her.)

Teacher: “This is a historical reenactment. People dressed up like them and were filmed like that.”

Student #2: “Yeah! If they’d filmed the actual events, this would be black and white!”

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