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Richard Lederer

Richard Lederer teaches at St. Paul’s School in Concord, New Hampshire.

— From July 1987
Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories

A History Of The World

One of the fringe benefits of being an English or history teacher is receiving the occasional jewel of a student blooper in an essay. I have pasted together the following “history” of the world from certifiably genuine student bloopers collected by teachers throughout the United States, from eighth grade through college level. Read carefully, and you will learn a lot.

July 1987
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