April 21, 2012
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Children born in the Information Age may be shocked to learn the gadgets that surround them — TVs, cell phones, game consoles — didn’t exist until recently. Case in point: “They thought it was hilarious that I had never seen a cell phone until college,” Adrienne Burch, an East Elementary School third-grade teacher, said about her students. “And many of them have had cell phones since they were 5.” Burch, who is tasked with teaching Social Studies for East’s third-graders, is launching a project this week designed to get children more in touch with the past.