Don’t Be A Slave To History, Part 3

| Learning | September 15, 2014

(I am tutoring a 17-year-old student. He graduated from high school, but didn’t receive his diploma because he didn’t pass the U.S. History Regents. We’ve had a few interesting moments during various sessions. After reviewing a practice essay…)

Me: “What did you mean when you wrote that ‘Abraham Lincoln was shot by J.F.K. for independence and stuff.’? Did you mean J.W.B., John Wilkes Booth?”

Student: “Who is he? Our 60th President?”

Me: “Umm… we are only on our 43rd President. Also, when you say independence, are you referring to the liberation of slaves?”

Student: “Wasn’t that Washington and Jefferson?”

 

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