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  • janef20 2:31 am on February 11, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    6th grade writing assignment in Minnesota – Common Core 

    This “poem” was written by a Minnesota school teacher. She handed it out with some of the words replaced by a blank line. The class was told to use their “prior knowledge” to fill in the blanks. ┬áThe students complied, and she was quite successful in teaching them What to Think.

     

    I Am A Dakota

    I am a Dakota,
    I hear people crying over our land.
    I see white settlers trying to convert us to Christianity.
    I want white settlers to be fair
    I am a brother,
    I feel worried.
    I touch the young children who have to fulfill our traditions.
    I worry that we’re going to die with no fairness.
    I cry about unfairness.
    I am a Dakota,
    I understand that we have no fairness.
    I say that we be leaders not followers.
    I dream all people live fairly.
    I am a Dakota.

    I Am A Newcomer
    I am Alexander Ramsey,
    I hear the sweet sound of Dakota leaving their homeland.
    I see more land.
    I want more land.
    I am Alexander Ramsey,
    I feel good about making more treaties.
    I touch rough paper of treaties.
    I worry the Dakota will get in our way.
    I cry about the Dakota getting in my way.
    I am Alexander Ramsey,
    I understand that we want more land.
    I say that we should make more treaties.
    I dream that we settlers kick out the Dakota.
    I am Alexander Ramsey.

     
  • janef20 2:21 am on February 11, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    Point-by-point list of ways Minnesota progressives have revised the teaching of US History 

    Comments on US History Standards from an Attorney and Teacher of the Constitution http://edlibertywatch.org/2011/05/403/

     
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