Skip to comments.Common Core Instructs Students to Learn About Gettysburg Address Without Mentioning the Civil War
Posted on 11/30/2013 10:51:17 PM PST by Olog-hai
Is it possible to teach students the meaning behind President Abraham Lincolns Gettysburg Address without mentioning the Civil War?
According to the governments new Common Core education standards, the Gettysburg Address must be taught without mentioning the Civil War and explaining why President Lincoln was in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
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Kinda’ like learning about Winston Churchill’s gratitude speech without learning about the blitz over London. Or Roosevelt’s day of infamy speech wherein we declare war on Japan without learning about Pearl Harbor.
Common Core is an abomination. Homeschool your kids if you can.
History doesn't really work like that, because most of the noteworthy historical elements were conflicts, or the results of conflicts.
When you see college graduates on Jay Leno’s “Jaywalking” displaying tremendous ignorance on the easiest historic facts, you can thank the Department of Education.
Department of Miseducation
I was in 3rd grade in 61 and I remember learning about Lincoln and the civil war. We even had a stovepipe hat that the teacher passed around so we could have fun trying it on and giggling at how silly we looked in it.
I remember the teacher pointing out that Lincoln was the first Republican president... you’d never hear that in school nowadays.
School was once a serious learning experience.
History is conflict, sorrows, woes, and determination.
Without telling the whole picture of history, you are basically taking some kind of classwork with zero value. I don’t what you intend to learn....by cherry-picking your way through it.
Skipping the battles of Rome, to only chat about speeches by the Rome Senators?
Skipping the great battles of Greece, to only chat about Socrates?
Skipping WW I, to only chat about Wilson’s League of Nations?
There is no prospective here.
There’s some point about a thousand years ago, where the intellectual elite were successful and had destroyed most of the common knowledge and writings of Aristotle. You could travel through all of Rome and Paris....finding nothing but a few pages of writings.
Then one day....someone happened to be wondering around Spain, which was run for the most part by the Muslims, and accidentally walked into the midst of vast libraries of collections by Aristotle. Everyone was shocked...especially after they began to review his logic and philosophy work. The whole age of enlightenment....comes mostly from this discovery.
If this is the commmon core theme, then it’s a screwed up method.
If this is the commmon core theme, then its a screwed up method.
Sort of discovered after the fact. Common Core implementation or acceptance took place before the theme, if I have my history correct.
Be aware, this clip is 20 minutes ling. I guarantee, it’s packed with info and will fly by:
check in for tomorrow. it’s too late right now
I’m going to spend the next several hours trying to teach myself how to spell the word “long.”
~or~ I may just go buy a new keyboard.
I’ll second too late, I’ll watch it during the day.
Going through the links, one finally finds out that the passage is being read in English class. In that context, it makes some sense to stay on the subject and not cover history questions.
Common core are capitolists (soros and gates) who are now communists progagandizing your children!
I don’t doubt the CC is a mess but I work with the schools and can tell you they are not doing a lot of what is showing up around here. My sons district is using original documents and non fiction to supplement and enhance - not replace. The issue is in interpretation and the fact no one is approach hing this the same. I deal with mtiple districts and they are all over the place. Many have no clue how to map and implement. It is there where the most danger lies as teachers and administrators insert their liberal ideals into the lessons more so than in other places. The real danger IMO is with the record keeping and reporting and what the teachers are now required to track on every student.
Kind of remonds me of Baltimore Public Schools. I heard they begin teaching History at the Civil Rights movement.
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