They Have The Answer They Just Can’t Put Their Foot On It

| Toronto ON, Canada | Learning | February 2, 2017

(I am in sixth grade history. We have been discussing aboriginal history and culture. I see a new word I’m unfamiliar with so I ask the teacher.)

Me: “Ms. [Name]!”

Teacher: “Yes?”

Me: “What are moccasins?”

Teacher: “They’re shoes made from animal hides. They’re really comfortable; I have a pair that I wear at home as slippers.”

(At the end of the unit, the class plays a trivia game.)

Teacher: “Okay, [My Name], it’s your team’s turn to pick a question. Would you like an easy, medium, or hard question?”

Me: “Hard.”

Teacher: “What are moccasins: a. A type of aboriginal footwear; b. Earrings; c. Ms. [Teacher]’s slippers; or d. Both A and C?”

Me: “D!”

Opponent: “A!”

Teacher: “[My Name] is correct. Team Two gets the points.”

(The rest of my team cheered and we ended up winning.)

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