We were discussing Get Up and Bar the Door, an Anglo-Saxon ballad. I asked the students,
“Why do you think that these strange men were walking around in the middle of the night?”
Student: “Looking for drugs?”
Me: “No. People didn’t really do drugs in the way that we think of doing drugs today.”
SQOTD: “That’s not true; people used to get stoned to death all the time back then.”
Literal slow applause from every student in my classroom.