Seinfeld Teaches American History (well, sort of) March 18, 2008 4 comments [Hat-Tip to Chris Wehner] My survey classes are right in the middle of a biography of Franklin Roosevelt. I am sure they will get a kick out of this. 4 comments… add one Tim Lacy March 18, 2008, 10:41 am I’m afraid that—sometimes—this is all too real. Sigh. But those were the days on SNL, yes?! – TL Reply Jim Schmidt March 18, 2008, 4:13 pm Kevin, That’s a great one…even funnier was the Steve Martin skit on SNL for a game show called “Common Knowledge.” The questions were drafted by the staff at Encyclopedia Britannica…the answers by 17-yr old juniors in high school. It was a riot. You can probably find it on YouTube. Jim Schmidt Reply Kevin Levin March 18, 2008, 5:54 pm Fortunately, I had time at the end of both of my survey course and we are about to make that transition from New Deal to foreign policy so the content was quite relevant. My students were in stitches. Reply klkatz March 24, 2008, 11:12 pm great post. much of that is all too true… i’m actually surprised i saw it here first, as i regularly read Chris’s blog. i’m glad i stumbled upon it. looking forward to your thoughts as your class returns from break. Reply Leave a Comment Cancel Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.