Myths abound. Some myths are super exciting stories, some are inspiring ones, but all are built around a fact, that is then embellished and then told to others who transmit the story. There can be political, or ideological reasons to perpetrate a myth. When a myth is thought to be factual, and is transmitted in a book, in a school classroom, or a story, then it misleads people. My students come to me with many questions about what they learn at school, and I try to lead them into critically thinking about the subject. Here are some videos I stumbled upon – all very interesting.
Here are some great myths about Climate Change
And some myths from your history class maybe:
It would be great if teachers taught critical thinking, and didn’t perpetrate myths as fact.
And great myths about sleeping: