World Citizen

Me:  So, what was more important for the early European explorers? Finding a trade route to Asia, or finding North America?

Student: Finding North America! Without North America, there would never be Disneyland! Or Sea World!

Me: Uh…

7 Comments to “World Citizen”

  1. By Arwen, October 26, 2009 @ 11:59 pm

    Hah! Right!

    Plus, I ask you, does Asia have Maple Syrup? Hmm?

  2. By Liz, October 27, 2009 @ 8:40 am

    Only because we sold it to them!

    (Captcha: Hanoi hoodlums. Coincidence? I think not!)

  3. By Stephanie, October 27, 2009 @ 8:40 pm

    Or capitalism.

  4. By Liz, October 27, 2009 @ 9:41 pm

    Actually, they’re getting pretty good at capitalism over there, now. Some places put us to shame.

  5. By Beth, October 27, 2009 @ 11:20 pm

    I think they decided, “Asia is way too far to go for exploiting – lets exploit this big piece of land that’s ripe for the picking. Who needs silk when you can have fur?

  6. By Liz, October 27, 2009 @ 11:44 pm

    Also, Beth, I think they said, “Asia has gunpowder. That big, forested place has no gunpowder. Also, they will trade land for beads and guns.”

  7. By Helen, November 1, 2009 @ 1:31 pm

    Actually I think they said “who put that massive land mass there, we were heading for India!”.
    Anyway, I think your Student had a point.

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