Seinfeld Teaches American History (well, sort of)

[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 Mar 18, 2008

    I’m afraid that—sometimes—this is all too real. Sigh. But those were the days on SNL, yes?! – TL

  • Jim Schmidt Mar 18, 2008

    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

  • Kevin Levin Mar 18, 2008

    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.

  • klkatz Mar 24, 2008

    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.

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