Thread: School Field Trip: 12-Year-Old Children Forced to Act Like Slaves and Called N**ger

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    Quote Originally Posted by Novaheart View Post
    I don't see the problem. Doesn't the holocaust museum do something similar?
    The Holocaust Museum in LA has you go through a museum, but they don't make you re-enact a gas chamber scene.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Novaheart View Post
    Yeah, god forbid a black kid should hear the nword.
    ...while being chased through the woods by teachers pretending to be slave traders.

    (Did you read the article or watch the video?)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Odysseus View Post
    Teachers are only the overseers.
    Wouldn't that be taskmasters?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elspeth View Post
    ...while being chased through the woods by teachers pretending to be slave traders.

    (Did you read the article or watch the video?)
    Of course not. I'm surprised he didn't try to fit something gay into the conversation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NJCardFan View Post
    Of course not. I'm surprised he didn't try to fit something gay into the conversation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Novaheart View Post
    Damn! Don't make me laugh, fool! (I got coffee here.)
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    Oh Mercy!

    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!
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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Janice View Post
    Imagine the outrage... if they were taken on a field trip and forced... to act like conservatives (the teachers too of course)!
    I don't know. How about a re-enactment of the communist revolution where rich people got locked and up taken out? It would make students think about how wrong it was to kill somebody just because they were rich. Equal time, and talk to the parents ahead of time before doing any re-enactments.

    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Novaheart View Post
    Yeah, god forbid a black kid should hear the nword.

    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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