Skip to comments.A darker side of Columbus emerges in US classrooms
Posted on 10/11/2009 11:36:57 AM PDT by Chet 99
TAMPA, Fla. Jeffrey Kolowith's kindergarten students read a poem about Christopher Columbus, take a journey to the New World on three paper ships and place the explorer's picture on a timeline through history.
Kolowith's students learn about the explorer's significance though they also come away with a more nuanced picture of Columbus than the noble discoverer often portrayed in pop culture and legend.
"I talk about the situation where he didn't even realize where he was," Kolowith said. "And we talked about how he was very, very mean, very bossy."
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Where’s that “Oh Jeez, not this sh** again” guy?
I wonder if the Teacher’s Union scumbags will take a “nuanced” approach to teaching about Martin Luther King Day and discuss the adultery and plagiarism as well as his Civil Rights leadership?
Imagine that, an Admiral in charge of an exploratory fleet of 3 ships being 'bossy'. It's almost as if he thinks he's "in charge of everything" or something.
Naw, the fleet would have been no good unless it was democratically managed.
How convenient, he could use the same material for discussing President Obama!
And every January does Jeffrey and his fellow “educators” also tell the naive little boys and girls about MLK’s alleged whoremongering, adultery and plagiarism?
He was white and a Christian, have to destroy him and white culture
Yeah, and he's was obviously one of those "people who always think in terms of black and white."
Do they have any lessons about how Stalin and Mao were big meanies? I doubt it.
Hard hitting stuff.
General Miles blows off American Indian myths
“”In their own verbiage, he was a bad guy,” teacher Laurie Crawford said.”
....and of course indigenous peoples of this hemisphere were just great....despite their enthusiastic participation in torture and mutilation,incessant tribal warfare, canibalism, burning at the stake, slavery, human sacrifice and euthanasia.
The darker side of the left.
Why burden kids with all the negative crap? When they’re older and IF public school hasn’t beaten the desire to learn out of them, they can research and learn more on their own without it being tainted by a liberal/progressive idiot teacher and curriculum.
“Columbus being the founder of the United States, doesn’t sit well with a lot of people, myself included,” said Paul Prussing, deputy director of Alaska’s Division of Teaching and Learning Support.:
And there ladies and gentlemen is what is wrong with education. Even those leading education are uneducated and more concerned with political correctness. Columbus founded the United States? What a dunce. I hope someone in Alaska reads this.
But that part can wait until the kids are older.
To complete the picture, then the teasing and intimidating students should have been hauled to the principal’s office in irons.
Airdrop that moron teacher in to Cap Haitian Haiti.
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