My 3rd-grade daughter had some interesting social science homework this week.  Classify each of the following statements as either a fact or an opinion. (The first two are easy warm-ups.)

  1. As footwear, moccasins are better than sneakers.
  2. There are Iroquois living in New York State today.
  3. Many Native Americans were expert craftsmen.
  4. The Native American diet was more nutritious than our own.
  5. Europeans had no right to settle in North America.
  6. Native Americans should be treated with great respect.

The answers are after the jump.  This is a public school. Still, be careful with your expectations about political correctness (and reverse political correctness.)

1. opinion, 2. fact, 3. fact, 4. opinion, 5. opinion!, 6. opinion