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Monday, January 19, 2009

Obama and the Lessons of History

By Matt Spivey

As an educator, I am always interested in discovering how schools and teachers implement American and world events into curriculum. With the historic inauguration of the nation's first black president, one can imagine the materials for instruction at all ages are more than abundant.

In fact, the Obama camp has even prodded teachers along by coordinating with the NEA and AFT to create lesson plans and activities for learning from and about the inaugural process. These include valuable writing projects on speech crafting and reading assignments with historical, political, and cultural content and context. But there are a few facts of history of which many students today are not aware. And if the teachers themselves have the facts, we can surmise that such information is being withheld from young people for the ideological protection of our liberal educators. Full Story at American Thinker

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