Drop dead David McCullough, there’s a new historian in schools: Snoop Dogg.
A parent, who wishes to remain anonymous for fear of retribution, recently brought attention to an American History worksheet his 8th grade child received in a St. Mary’s County, Maryland school district.
Titled “Snoop Dogg’s US History Review,” students are required to fill in the blanks to tell the history of the American Colonies.
One passage reads:
In 1606, King James I granted a charter to tha _____ to found a colony on tha eastern shore of Nizorth America. They took 150 brave passengas and founded ______ in 1607, tha first permanent colony of America. Off the hizzay! Their leada _______ was a straight gangsta and negotiated wit tha nearby ______ Indians fo’ food fo’ sheezy. Eventually, tha colony began ta thrive wit tha grow’n of ______, a crizzay cash crop. To wizzle tha farms, many land-ownas imported ______ from England, who worked fo’ a numba of years in return fo’ they passage to America. Slaves were brought from Africa along tha harsh ______ Passage ta work. Ya feelin me?
“My child was bothered by the language and said they had a hard time figuring out what Snoop was saying, and what really bothered my child was where Snoop referred to the American liberty fighters, killed by the British, as ‘thugz,'” the parent tells EAGnews.
Indeed, the lesson explains the Boston Massacre by saying “British troops iced 4 thugz.”
Regarding the Salem Witch Trials, the lesson reads, “Trouble fo’ 19 honeys came in 1692 tho, when they were tried n capped for witchcraft in tha village of _______, Massachusetts. Slap yo self.”
The lessons are peppered with bizarre statements like, “They’d slap tha taste out yo mouf,” “Throw yo guns in the air” and “Drop it like it’s hot!”