I studied in a government school where teachers came for their practical exams in B Ed. We had such a teacher who came and taught us a lesson in English , a poem by some anon poet. We all were stunned when she said anon was a famous poet who had written many poems. To be fair at least your teacher is trying. Dream Team AKA Physics Teachers Cute Crayon Educators Shirt My high school the teacher had us read a 5 page chapter that covered WWI and WWII in the same chapter and then didn’t even lecture on it. Just gave us a quiz on the book where the questions were like ” what year did USA enter the war?”
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In HS WW1 was like 2 or 3 pages.Dream Team AKA Physics Teachers Cute Crayon Educators Shirt Half of one page was just a map of who vs who. Half of another was just an explanation of what “trench warfare” was as a concept. Basically one page explaining the conflict/what happened (spoiler alert: Europeans start fighting each other cuz of thing. Mmmmmmerica to the rescue! The end.) Iirc WW2 got its own week or two long chapter.I’ve heard the argument that we don’t learn much about WW1 because it really teaches you that our leaders are morons who can see the world as little more than a chessboard and will throw millions of lives away for nothing.
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That said, the first thing we learnt about in my senior high history was the Lusitania. What everyone said at the time (that it was a civilian ship) and the truth, which was that it was given warning from the Germans about entering British waters. Plus it was carrying ammunition. It was 100% a legitimate target. The leaders of the allies completely lied. I had sub that during a ww2 lecture said the holocaust was made up.Dream Team AKA Physics Teachers Cute Crayon Educators Shirt I told my grandma about it (she owned a donut place) she told a Vietnam vet who’s dad fought in ww2 and he went and told him the school