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  •  That exercise would be interesting... (1+ / 0-)
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    OHdog

    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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