I was surfing around for some pictures of General Washington for 1776, and I came across this site, which has "easy" history lessons for students of English as a Second Language.
Here's the site for George Washington.
I know that I shouldn't expect a site like this to be political, but I was a little surprised at how little actual information there is. In the first paragraph we learn he was a great president, and that he is on the dollar bill and quarter. Nothing about why he was a great president, or anything about his involvement as Commander in Chief of the Continental Army. Nor about how he helped write the Constitution, developed foreign policy and attitudes towards Indians and slaves, and set the standard for presidents to follow. Nothing as well about his ability to fly.
The last page has this helpful exchange however:
Was George Washington a great president?
* Yes, he was.
* He will be remembered forever.
Great, thanks. Now I remember why history lessons in high school were so dumb.
That reminds me of this exchange:
"If Chicago is going to name streets after presidents, the least they could do is put them in order so I can find my way around!!"
"Yes, but you're the only one."
For the record--it's still confusing. Not only is there East Wacker and West Wacker, there's also North and South Wacker. Also, upper and lower Wacker. I know, I know...