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(Yahoo)   Third-grade teacher walks into class wearing Pilgrim hat, snatches up pencils, backpacks and glues sticks, saying the items now belong to him because he "discovered" them   ( news.yahoo.com) divider line
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2006-11-21 03:26:14 PM  
This submission brought to you by an authentic native american.

/Saginaw-Chippewa
 
2006-11-21 03:33:30 PM  
That is kind of funny.

/Saginaw-Resident
 
2006-11-21 03:34:19 PM  
Effective lesson.

/Been to Saginaw
 
2006-11-21 03:34:31 PM  
This is why some liberals drive me insane! Oh, let's make sure the little kids hate our country. That our founders were BAD!!! They can learn the depth of the "discovery" later. WHat's important to teach them at this age about THANKSGIVING is that we can come together and share.

/part Cherokee
 
2006-11-21 03:36:05 PM  
Aw, don't like Thanksgiving? Pfft - should have fought harder.

/stealing old Drew Carey joke.
 
2006-11-21 03:37:42 PM  
Then the teacher raped the children and burned the classroom

/has watched Sagwa on PBS
 
2006-11-21 03:37:56 PM  
bravo to them for teaching kids the truth!

/live about an hour and a half south of Saginaw
 
2006-11-21 03:38:46 PM  
DeCypher44: This is why some liberals drive me insane! Oh, let's make sure the little kids hate our country. That our founders were BAD!!! They can learn the depth of the "discovery" later. WHat's important to teach them at this age about THANKSGIVING is that we can come together and share.

/part Cherokee


He's not saying the founders are bad. He's making a single point to kids who are constantly being told how great the pilgrims and all our previous leaders were. He's trying to round it out with one lesson counter to the millions of others they will get straight from textbooks written by very biased "historians".

I think making a joke as an opening to a lesson telling kids to take things seriously by looking at both sides is both very effective, and very proper.

/grew up around Cherokee, generally funny people. Guess you got the other side of your genes
 
2006-11-21 03:41:48 PM  
DeCypher44: WHat's important to teach them at this age about THANKSGIVING is that we can come together and share.

oh, and we shouldn't teach kids to be thankful on just one day. That would make Thanksgiving pointless. It IS about history, and that should not be forgotten, lest we become ungrateful twerps constantly looking out for ourselves, and not the future of our children, peers and elders.
 
2006-11-21 03:42:14 PM  
At least he didn't rape them and round them up into reservations...

/drove a Jeep Cherokee
 
2006-11-21 03:43:32 PM  
Maybe they could exchange communicable diseases to which they've never been exposed.
 
2006-11-21 03:44:30 PM  
He should have handed out blankets laden with small pox. There's some history for ya.

/Lac du Flambeau Lake Superior Chippewa
 
2006-11-21 03:44:48 PM  
Giving thanks is a given. That's why I left that out. Believe me, my 4 y.o. knows to ALWAYS say thank you (as well as please). She knows why it is important and understands that giving is essential. For example, if she wants a new toy, and we think it is ok, she will give one of her old toys away. We try to balance it out.
 
2006-11-21 03:44:50 PM  
VictoryCabal
Woot! You're the first person I've seen on Fark from the Nasty. Represent.
 
2006-11-21 03:45:30 PM  
flood_guy: /Lac du Flambeau Lake Superior Chippewa

Boo-zhoo!
 
2006-11-21 03:46:54 PM  
Should have gotten HERO tag.

/Saggin'? Naw, I wear my pants at my waist.
 
2006-11-21 03:47:58 PM  
TheSpeiler
Woot! You're the first person I've seen on Fark from the Nasty. Represent.

Neat, I thought I was the only Saginaw TFer.
 
2006-11-21 03:49:00 PM  
NikolaiFarkoff: Should have gotten HERO tag.

/Saggin'? Naw, I wear my pants at my waist.


I thought about it.. but then, I thought maybe I'm a bit biased. If it weren't for the stealing, raping, pillaging, most farkers would still be speaking The Queens Language. Or at least speaking with a Queens, New York Accent, sprinkled with a little Ojibwe.
 
2006-11-21 03:49:32 PM  
PegoTheJerk: Boo-zhoo!

Boo-zhoo. Aaniin ezhi-ayaayan?
 
2006-11-21 03:49:51 PM  
VictoryCabal: TheSpeiler
Woot! You're the first person I've seen on Fark from the Nasty. Represent.

Neat, I thought I was the only Saginaw TFer.


Good for you guys! Now go lose your money at my casino.

/Soaring-Eagle - Try the Wheel of Fortune Slots!
 
2006-11-21 03:49:53 PM  
That whole message of cooperation isn't appropriate at that age level.

It's high time these kids learn the key to success is to conquer.
 
2006-11-21 03:51:40 PM  
flood_guy: Boo-zhoo. Aaniin ezhi-ayaayan?

Nimino-ayaa. Giin dash?

/sweeet.. we have a language the other farkers cant read.
 
2006-11-21 03:52:35 PM  
Cant wait 'til he starts scalping them!
 
2006-11-21 03:52:44 PM  
McRat: It's high time these kids learn the key to success is to conquer.

What do you think Pokemon was all about?
 
2006-11-21 03:52:47 PM  
But did he have a flag?
 
2006-11-21 03:53:11 PM  
He should have passed out firewater to all of the other kids first and gotten them drunk.
 
2006-11-21 03:55:31 PM  
PegoTheJerk: Giin dash?

Nimino-ayaa. Chi-miigwetch.

/still learning. but now I have a TFer to practice with!
 
2006-11-21 03:57:16 PM  
He's still teaching them a bad lesson. The white man did far more damage up front with cheap knock off beads made in factories than they ever did with emminent domain.

The land seizing and eradication efforts came later, after hostilities were far more open.
 
2006-11-21 03:58:14 PM  
Deeznutz: Cant wait 'til he starts scalping them!


Why would he scalp them? he's the pilgrim!
 
2006-11-21 03:58:44 PM  
Yeah, truly horrible, I remember this time the new IHOP opened up, I was the first person to sit at the table by the payphone but than some ass hat came along later and said it was his table. I was very upset.

/couldn't care less.
 
2006-11-21 03:58:58 PM  
PegoTheJerk
Good for you guys! Now go lose your money at my casino.
/Soaring-Eagle - Try the Wheel of Fortune Slots


Screw that. I already gave you my money

I tried to learn craps by playing there - real world experience and all that - left a lot poorer and I still don't understand the game.
 
2006-11-21 03:59:16 PM  
Mr. Coffee Nerves: But did he have a flag?

No flag no country! You can't have one!
 
2006-11-21 04:00:42 PM  
Whatever. Native American tribes were killing each other long before the White Man came.

Humans are violent, greedy animals. Look around the world today, has anything really changed?

/Not only have I been to Saginaw, I've been to Frankenmuth, too.
 
2006-11-21 04:01:11 PM  
meh, he probably only did it to try to get attention and/or be a dick.

/at work we have Saginaw jacks.
 
2006-11-21 04:02:33 PM  
Does San Francisco still wanna do that whole "secession" thing? I say good riddance.
 
2006-11-21 04:02:40 PM  
Christ, they're in 3rd grade. Let 'em have their childhood a little farking longer. They'll be old & grumpy sooner than they think.

The real world isn't relevant until 6th grade anyway.
 
2006-11-21 04:04:53 PM  
PegoTheJerk
Last two times I went to the Soaring Eagle I won $250 and $450, respectively. You guys really need to hire some real blackjack dealers. Dude flipped over half the deck and had to leave the table area.
 
2006-11-21 04:05:30 PM  
Finnley Wren: Does San Francisco still wanna do that whole "secession" thing? I say good riddance.

Psst -- Long Beach is in LA, not the Bay Area.
 
2006-11-21 04:05:38 PM  
I pushed an armenian down the stairs to teach him about their persecution under Xerxes, that's relevant right?
 
2006-11-21 04:05:40 PM  
When NASA was preparing for the Apollo project, they did some astronaut training on a Navajo Indian Reservation. One day a Navajo elder and his son were herding sheep and came across the space crew. The old man, who only spoke Navajo, asked a question, to which his son translated. "What are the guys in the big suits doing?" A member of the crew said they were practicing for their trip to the moon. The old man got really excited and asked if he could send a message to the moon. Recognizing a promotional opportunity, the NASA crew found a tape recorder. After the old man recorded his message, they asked the son to translate. He refused. So the NASA reps brought the tape to the reservation, where the rest of residents listened and laughed, but they too refused to translate the elder's message to the moon. Finally, NASA called in an official government translator. He reported that the moon messages said, "Watch out for these assholes; they've come to steal your land!"
 
2006-11-21 04:08:31 PM  
KaponoFor3: Psst -- Long Beach is in LA, not the Bay Area.

Psst -- the elementary school is in San Francisco.

Read the articles much?
 
2006-11-21 04:10:59 PM  
Screw that!

If you don't like the holiday, then it's not for you.


Not yours.
 
2006-11-21 04:12:56 PM  
Hey, it works for Amazon.com, so why not?
 
2006-11-21 04:13:34 PM  
Finnley Wren: Psst -- the elementary school is in San Francisco.

[image from static.flickr.com too old to be available]

Got me, just looked at the Long Beach tagline.
 
2006-11-21 04:14:06 PM  
Sag-Nasty sucks my bunghole.

Midland is where it's at!

I'm gonna Soar with the Eagles over Thanksgiving, watchout blackjack tables!
 
2006-11-21 04:14:10 PM  
3rd grade is a little young for critical thinking, but it IS a good lesson.

/great-great-great-great grandparents were named Running Fox and Sea Sing
 
2006-11-21 04:14:18 PM  
The only reason that we even have Thanksgiving, or even remember the Pilgrims at all, is that the earliest American History books were writen in and around Massachusetts. They're otherwise absolutely unimportant to the history of this country.
 
2006-11-21 04:14:57 PM  
Can't wail until nap time... when the teacher hands out smallpox-infected blankets!

But by this token... those kids'll be running a casino before they're out of high school.
 
2006-11-21 04:15:31 PM  
KaponoFor3: Got me, just looked at the Long Beach tagline.

I understand and will make allowance for the kneejerk defense of your current residence!
 
2006-11-21 04:17:19 PM  
Finnley Wren: I understand and will make allowance for the kneejerk defense of your current residence!

Oh hell no, I wasn't defending the Bay. I'm from Central California originally, that's as conservative as California gets. I'm just here in hippie land for school.
 
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