Overheard in a 5th Grade Classroom

What I am about to share with you is true.  Frightening, but true.  The words were spoken in my classroom by one of my students.

Last Monday, we gave out the permission slips for our field trip coming up in a few weeks.  We’re taking our fifth graders to a Civil War battle site.  As the children started hopping around in excitement over getting to go  anywhere for a field trip, one student started reading aloud:

“…the historic site of the Battle of XXX-ville.”

That’s when I heard this confused little voice from across the room.

“Civil War?  What Civil War?”

Heaven. Help. Us.

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Roslyn
    Oct 13, 2009 @ 02:33:08

    Doesn’t surprise me at all, the revisionists have been altering history for years a little bit at a time until our heritage is unrecognizable. Grrrrrrrrrrrrr

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  2. Jennifer Duett
    Oct 13, 2009 @ 13:29:10

    Oh my word! That really hurts this history teacher’s heart!

    Reply

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