What's a Phobia or Two Among Friends?
In fourteen hundred and ninety-two,
Columbus sailed the ocean blue,Looking for land and riches, too,As over the waters he flew.Hello, India! Oh,no! Boo hoo hoo!It is the Americas one and twoOh well, Columbus, we still thank you.
Okay, this intrepid blogger wrote those last lines, but someone needed to. How do today’s kids not know the history of Columbus’ voyages, and what they mean to our country? Forget PC stuff. It’s okay that he wasn't the first man to set foot on western shores. It’s okay, well not really, but we can’t change his nature at this late date, so it’s okay that he wasn't the greatest role model. He was cruel. Heartless even. Sort of puffed up and thinking a little bit too much of himself, but he had just discovered America, the future land of the free and home of the brave. Yeah, yeah, yeah. Don’t waste your time trying to fill in all the holes in that little scenario. Suffice it say that when October 12th rolls around, old Chris needs to be mentioned in our classrooms. Argue it however you want, but teach it as if it is history. Oh wait, it is the history of the Americas. End of rant.
@ Double D series, Book 3: Kiss Me Cross-Eyed
FBQ = former beauty queen
TFS = The Filling Station
GND = girl next door
BND = boy next door