(this would make a great attention getting activity to start your lesson)
I’ve been watching Antiques Roadshow on Netflix a lot lately. ?People bring items they have in to find out what they might be worth from EXPERTS. ?Sometimes it is astounding how much things are valued at, and if people had realized what they actually had (handed down from granny) they might have taken a lot better care of it. ?The experts often tell them what they have and why it is of value, and then point out the condition problems and tell them what the item is worth with the problems, and then what it would be worth if it was in pristine condition, and the difference can take your breath away.
Knowing what you have makes all the difference. ?I have a table, I know it is old and worth something. ?I inherited it from my grandmother. ?The top was wobbling so I drilled some screws in to tighten it, and low and behold, they went all the way through to the top surface. ?That little careless and stupid choice has greatly devalued my table. ? A neighbor who is an antique and art dealer, keeps asking me to sell him that table, but I am afraid to even learn just how much those stupid screw holes have diminished the value of my table.
Knowing what you have – knowing what you are – understanding what is at stake – like the difference between the Celestial Kingdom and the Terrestrial Kingdom – that is so hard to really conceive – how you treat your body can make all the difference, and knowing what is at stake can help you appreciate why.
Click on this link to be taken to the activity: ?Antique Roadshow Activity