I weep for the future. Half of it, anyway.
Most of the students in Class #1 show up regularly, participate, and generally pay attention. They had an average in the high 80's, with a nice crop of "A"s. The majority of Class #2 is absent, most days, and when they are present physically, they are still missing mentally. Has this affected their grades?
Well, duh. Observe some of the gems:
Q. What is Virgil's Aeneid about?
A. His poems.
Q. What started the Trojan War?
A. The death of Julius Caesar.
A. a woman [they always blame the women, eh?]
Q. What was the function of the Great Pyramid of Giza?
A. To honor Gilgamesh after he'd died.
Q. To what historical act does the phrase "crossed the Rubicon" refer, and why was this deed so significant?
A. It refers to George Washington crossing the Platomic. [sic]
A. They wanted the people to cross over, to have an afterlife.
Q. Why is the Code of Hammurabi historically important?
A. Because we were able to break the code.