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Hmmm, I wonder where this is going?
Pffft...it was a class project--maybe the teacher used a poor demonstration method, maybe not.
But at the end of the day? Get the eff over it lady...teachers got enough crap to worry over, like TEACHING, instead of stressing over a frivolous lawsuit or getting fired.
We totally did this in my US History class last year. The teacher made 5 kids "slave masters" and made them tie up our hands and feet and then we all had to lay on the floor packed really tight.
If the NAACP only caught wind of that at my school...
and a bunch of black people get mad
A lot of kids probably would have enjoyed participating in it.
When I become a teacher, I`m gonna give kids whips and let them have at each other (after I tie them to a pole of course).
Captain Douchebag, AWAAAAAAAY!
Not to mention, there`s stuff you just can`t learn through a movie.
I saw a parent plop her child on a toilet once... the child seriously didn`t want to do it, he was totally against the idea. I know that if I were that child, I`d tell my parent to go f*ck yourself. This is why I still poo my shorts to this very day!
Can you imagine if we didn`t gently force and guide students into learning stuff, even if they are uncomfortable? This wasn`t malicious I don`t think. This Mother has most likely taught her daughter to carry the weight of slavery around her shoulders. I blame the Mother.
In the end, the south ended up having more points so we won XD
I wonder what that was supposed to teach me.
Back on the subject, I think the teacher did take it a bit far, only in that they chose an unwilling child to use for the demonstration.
I wonder what would happen if white kids demanded to be cast to play the part of slaves in a "Roots" play. I bet it would be shot down.
they are was?that is gooder grammer and higerz edumacation rite thurr
Hmmm, so we cannot teach things about slavery using the correct color of people that were made to be slaves in the past? I guess its good that they don`t teach about things like the rape of Nanking in the classroom. Some poor Chinese kid would be all up in arms.
I suppose it would be totally wrong for an instructor to call upon a female to describe pregnancy or menstruation as part of an instruction. Or maybe the differences in CPR techniques from male to female, sizes and ages. I mean, during CPR you have to demonstrate different techniques according to these things... is that also wrong?
From now on I think our teachers just need to tell the students to read the textbook and there will be a teast in a month. Then sleep the rest of the time in class.
Take me for example. Because my descendants are Italian, I was born knowing how to speak fluent Italian, knowing how to paint and I have this undying taste for canoli`s.
This little girl and her Mother is perfectly right in crying foul play here. You know, because their descendants were slaves and all. You can`t just go around trying to use creative examples on how slavery was a bad thing. That is just silly!!
Yeah we do this at my junior high. People are chosen to be rich or poor and rich people sit at desks and poor people sit on the floor with a book to write on and this goes on for thirty min. and then they switch. There was whining, but no news coverage and no traumatization. i agree with LunarMoon. Its a ploy for an overprotective mom to get some extra money from the state. I wonder if she realizes that if she does sue the school, there would be worse conditions in the school and she would help pay for it out of her own pocket. Stupid naive woman.
What if that`s all that`s in the class? What if the teacher was African American???? You don`t know, the report never states either.
Don`t know that teacher, though.
And they`d have to do that for about a month. With people peeing and vomiting and pooping everywhere. And a horrible smell that would never go away. And illness.
This entire thing is some stupid mom wanting a ploy to sue and make money.
You`re right FascistMan. Those silly women, bless `em. No wonder THEIR spelling is so poor, compared to yours.
youre right, there is a big difference between a middle schooler and a senior but i think we can agree theres less of a difference between middle schoolers and freshmen, who made up the majority of the class. anyway the point i was trying to make was that our class did have a holocaust demonstration, the part about none of us being traumatized just seemed like a relevant side note considering that was the focus of the video
I think that the concept is a good idea, but she took it a little far.
^^ I completely agree.
I don`t think the teachers demonstration is necessarily a bad one. She`s probably done it countless times before. She just got unlucky that she had a whiner. Shame.
Huh, last I checked there was huge difference between a little girl in middle school and a senior in high school. You don`t traumatize kids to make them understand the lesson. Just as you don`t use racial terms to make them understand racism, or mock a kids sexuality to make them understand sexual discrimination or favor rich kids over poor kids to make them understand the real world. If you want to explain racism, show them the movies Roots or Amistad. Poor, poor teaching skills.
funny you should mention that, i took a class on the holocaust in 12th grade and on the second day of class the teacher made us stand packed together to give us an idea of how packed the trains were. oddly enough no one in the class was traumatized
Or is it the whole "binding" thing in which the student apparently complied throughout the process as she allowed the teacher to bind her hands and feet as well as went under the table?
10 bucks says if a white girl did the same thing, this wouldn`t be on the news.