Tuesday, September 29, 2009

What do you think?

I've been working with a group of peers today, and we're preparing to present a technique for teaching social studies to my TE 401 class in the next few weeks. Our topic is whether or not our country should continue to celebrate Columbus Day...should it be called Native American Day? Personally, I believe the name should be changed and what we are celebrating needs to get a closer look. Genocide? Conquest? Are these concepts really what we are teaching our children to value???

Obviously, good ol' Columbus is no longer with us (although the mythological figure is...) but here is a photo of a Columbus memorial, located in downtown Baltimore...

Flickr Photo CC by Brent and MariLynn

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