I visited an internet cafe on Sunday. While there I discovered a web page that in reading it, I couldn’t contain myself with laughter. They are quotes taken from history reports and tests from America’s finest high schools and colleges. Here is examples of couple of the passages:
Queen Elizabeth was the “Virgin Queen.” As a queen she was a success. When she exposed herself before her troops they all shouted “hurrah.”
Franklin discovered electricity by rubbing two cats backwards and declared, “A horse divided against itself cannot stand.”
This page makes me wonder if we are not spending enough on teaching history in our schools.