How do Kids Learn?

Dueling pistols had no rifling Because I perform several different sword forms I've gotten in the habit of explaining a little bit about dueling.  It is a nice tie in with History and teachers appreciate it.  The funny thing is, students already know what a duel is.  They often don't know it by name, but when I describe the type of thing a duel would be fought over, namely honor, and that every duel needs to have seconds (to enforce the rules and to fight themselves if the rules are broken)--elementary school students all recognize the "fair fight" so common on the school yard.

Students also know the difference between a matched or a fair fight and bullying.  Why do they know this? How do they learn it?  Is there something in our DNA?  Is dueling as natural as mothering?

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