5 Things Kids Get Wrong (And Adults Too)

Mostly True Stories of K. Renae P.


During my career as an educator, I have found that there certain facts and historical events people both young and old consistently get wrong. Why do they get it wrong? Awesome question. They get it wrong for a variety of reasons: inaccurate facts in movies movies and books, wrong stuff on television shows, believing legends, not digesting all the facts accurately, believing every dumb Facebook post, or someone taught them that wrong information.

My student usually know that Columbus sailed to find a shorter route to Asia not because he was trying to prove the earth was round. They also understand why Pluto lost its classification as a planet and can easily explain why dolphins and whales are mammals and not fish. However, they often have some “areas of refinement” as far as history and science are concerned

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