Posts Tagged ‘Voyage of Columbus’

I’d like to preface this by saying this year’s 5th Grade class has some of the most intelligent, insightful students I’ve ever had. That said . . .

We’ve been discussing Christopher Columbus the past few days, and today I was showing a short video about his initial voyage to the “New World.” It included a re-creation of the trip. During one of my classes (a few minutes into the movie) a kid raised his hand. I paused the video and asked if he had a question. Here’s the conversation that transpired between him, myself and another kid:

Me: “Yes, Oliver?” (name changed to protect the ignorant innocent).

Oliver: “Now, was this filmed during the actual voyage?”

I was trying to come up with an answer that wasn’t insulting when another kid piped up with this gem:

“NO way! If it was it would be in black and white.”

He was dead serious.

Sigh.

Don’t worry. I’ll get ’em straightened out.