I have to say it. Why is it that so many of the good looking guys are either gay or priests?
Is really not fair!
Last edited by ABC in Georgia; 09-23-2013 at 11:12 AM.
It reminds me of when we went over Night in class. The teacher came in yelling and being mean. I knew something was up then. He split the classroom up. He let half of them do what they wanted to do. The other half (like me), he'd put into a corner with our desks, yell at us, and eventually sent us to time-out. One student took it seriously and sent him an email telling him off. I just laughed and went to time out.
That said, perhaps the teachers went too far for re-enactment here.
What people don't realize is that kids often don't care until you do something that makes it real to them. It used to make me mad to watch kids goof off and talk during a lesson about the holocaust.
He shouldn't be hearing it from adults while on an educational field trip.
We shouldn't white-wash history (ever), but not every history lesson is appropriate for role-playing games. The Museum of African American History in Detroit has some displays that show things like the size of the hold in a slave ship, with concrete sculptures of human figures in it to illustrate the conditions the people were subjected to-that seems far more appropriate for teaching kids about the horrors of slavery than calling them names and actually acting out slavery.
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