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Columbus Day
by Anonymous
October 7, 2012 at 7:54 PM

Every year I teach my school aged children about Columbus

How he was not the one to discover America first, the Native Americans were here first. I tell them the truth, how Columbus apparently could not read a map, and decided to wipe out a lot of natives when he landed.

I do not give credit where credit is not due, and Columbus was not the first to discover the Americas.

Replies

  • Anonymous
    by Anonymous
    October 7, 2012 at 7:55 PM
    Yup
  • owl0210
    by owl0210
    October 7, 2012 at 7:57 PM
    There are a lot of historical innacuracies regarding Columbus. He was not a very nice man...
  • Anonymous
    by Anonymous - Original Poster
    October 7, 2012 at 7:58 PM

    exactly

    Quoting owl0210:

    There are a lot of historical innacuracies regarding Columbus. He was not a very nice man...


  • KairisMama
    October 7, 2012 at 7:58 PM
    Columbus was an ass. I do enjoy the day off I admit. :P
  • nataliesmom2012
    October 7, 2012 at 7:58 PM

     My mom taught me the same thing. My first year of school, I argued with the teacher when she told us he did.

  • ColtsFan1912
    October 7, 2012 at 7:59 PM

    Yup. We've already talked about it a bit but I'm sure we will discuss it more tomorrow. My kids are a bit young so they don't get it all but we talk about it.

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