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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Insight into the minds of 6th graders

            My wife teaches English, Reading, and Writing at a local middle school. So you might imagine the interest I had when I came across a compilation of answers supplied by 6th graders for a history test. (This was from another school in the U. S. about ten years ago.)
            I’ll share one with you. Watch the spelling!

            The greatest writer of the Renaissance was William Shakespeare. He was born in the year 1564, supposedly on his birthday. He never made much money and is famous only because of his plays. He wrote tragedies, comedies, and hysterectomies, all in Islamic pentameter. Romeo and Juliet are an example of a heroic couple. Romeo's last wish was his last wish.
            Humanity doesn’t always get the answers right either. Here’s is just one rebuke from history, directed at Man’s hubris: We have heard of the pride of Moab—how proud he is!—
of his arrogance, his pride, and his insolence; in his idle boasting he is not right (Is. 16:6.) ESV

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