Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Middle School Erudition

I was flipping through some old notes this morning and stumbled across some material from my days teaching history to seventh and eighth graders. A handful of sentences from their essay tests (this was in the mid 90s).

Pope John Paul II started the Crusades.

The fourteenth Dalai Llama [sic] is the current emperor of Japan.

Lenin got a lot of his ideas by reading the works of Boris Yeltsin.

The caste system also includes the untouchables, and they could not touch anything.

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