Let”s all be honest with ourselves: sometimes we make assumptions about history without knowing all the facts.
But it”s not all our fault! Our teachers, our text books, and pop culture often misrepresent – or straight-up fudge – the historical truth to fit with the commonly told stories of what took place. So let”s undo some of the damage myths have done to the facts, and find out what really happened during some of these important historical events.
1. Orson Welles” “War of the Worlds”
2. Rosa Parks
3. The Suffragette Movement
4. Patriotism in 1776
5. The Emancipation Proclamation
6. The Bridge on the River Kwai
7. The Northeast Blackout of 1965
8. The Alamo
9. The Great Escape
10. The Story of Pocahontas
It really is crazy how many myths are commonly thought to be fact. It”s difficult to shake them because we”ve been hearing them since we were kids.
What have I learned? I need to stop watching movies and listening to what people say!