SOME OF SHERI EDWARDS' sixth-grade students are wearing earphones that make it hard for them to hear. Several others have wrapped their fingers in tape, making them difficult to move. And before the end of class, all will have snacked on unsweetened Koolaid and sugarless cookies. The bland food, muffled ears, and stiffened fingers are all part of a role-playing exercise designed to show kids what 12 Cable in the Classroom September 1994 it's like to grow old.
Kesting, Piney, "Helping Hands" (1994). Tribal Nations Documents. 17.