DS7 has a student teacher in his class whose family is from Haiti. I spoke to her the other day, and she was absolutely amazed at how "worldly" he was. When I asked what she meant, she told me that they were looking at a globe, and she asked if anyone knew the tiny country that is near Cuba. Andrew was the only one who piped up and said, "HAITI!" Not only that, but he informed her that Haiti recently had a big earthquake and a lot of people were hurt badly, then there was "a flood or something" and now a lot of people were getting sick. Then he asked if they could take a field trip to Haiti to help the people there.
I was proud that he knew where Haiti was and that he remembered the things that happened there, but even more proud that he was making an active effort to help them. I've always tried to teach him that being smart is awesome, but being a good person is way more important.