Interesting History Fact

Today marks the first ever presidential election in the United States. On this day in 1789, America's first presidential election is held. Voters cast ballots to choose state electors; only white men who owned property were allowed to vote. (  I wanted to share that with you all as it is a really interesting national tidbit.

On another note, I wanted to share a student quote from today. We have been discussing religions of the world and are covering Monotheism at this time. A student wrote down that the creator of Judaism was Abraham Lincoln. This student was adamant that this was fact and the truth. A fellow teacher spoke to them and showed them that Abraham Lincoln is from the nineteenth century and not thousands of years old. The student was stunned by this fact. Oh seventh graders....

One other interesting tidbit that I wanted to share with you. The students have really seemed to grasped, for the most part, the history behind these religions. That really does make me pleased because I have seen students very confused by world history recently. So this makes me have hope that our students are beginning to have a better world view. Or it could be that they understand religions, especially monotheism, because they practice a similar religion. In either way, I will take it as a win for the teacher.