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  •  What common core standards would be taught? (4+ / 0-)
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    Elwood Dowd, dhonig, Iberian, Linda Wood

    These ones:

    Analyze the relationship between a primary and secondary source on the same topic.

    Distinguish among fact, opinion, and reasoned judgment in a text.

    Also, here's a common core lesson plan about the Holocaust designed for grades including grade 8. How can that be? Because there's nothing in the common core standards that says you can't teach the holocaust in eighth grade.

    I question your citations and the veracity of your claim. Cheers

    •  Thank you for the link (0+ / 0-)

      to the holocaust 8th grade lesson. I forwarded it on to those defending themselves against the principal involved.

      Again, using Common Core links to validate Common Core is rather poor form, In case you didn't see it above, it is like asking Colgate if Colgate toothpaste is the best toothpaste ever...... Their answer, will be .."of course."

      Can you find independent analysis?  So far, all, and I mean 100%, has rendered a verdict that is 100% anti-Common Core.

    •  That exercise would be interesting... (1+ / 0-)
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      The exercise is to draw a pie graph apportioning blame for the Holocaust.  One of the options is none other than Yahweh Himself!  Fox News calling in 3...2...1...

      You are right that there is nothing in the Common Core standards that says you can't teach the Holocaust.  The problem is that there is nothing in the Common Core History/Social Studies standards that prescribes any knowledge of any documented historical fact.  A student can glide through the Common Core in Grades 6-8 without knowing that we fought in a war between 1941 and 1945, let alone that the war actually started in 1939.  Armed with materials from the Holocaust-denying Institute for Historical Review, a student steeped in anti-Semitism by his parents can write cogent essays from false premises, and that student will meet the standard.  


      "Politics should be the part-time profession of every citizen who would protect the rights and privileges of free people and who would preserve what is good and fruitful in our national heritage." -- Lucille Ball

      by Yamaneko2 on Mon Mar 24, 2014 at 09:17:39 AM PDT

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