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Posted on October 22, 2014 1:49 pm
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yvesyv
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Culture and Content
How does a Social Studies work with students that may be offended by the state content standards.
 
     
     
 
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Solution 1
Posted February 18, 2015 12:19 am

yHeGyV
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The first focus should be on determining what the issue is. Next, the teacher should speak with the parent in regards to the issue. The student should still be required to do the same amount of work as the other students. The student could be asked to write an essay sharing what the issues is as long as he uses accurate facts and proper formatting.
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Pamela McBride
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I agree that the parent should be part of this process. It is very important that parents be included in student's education.
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Solution 2
Posted March 13, 2015 1:03 am

tubyzy
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Because the state standards must be taught it is important for parents and students to understand the curriculum and that the teacher is just an "ambassador" of information. For example, the inclusion of religion is often so that students can understand the culture better. The teacher should always make sure students know that the teacher is not trying to change anyone's beliefs but help them to be world citizens and more culturally sensitive.
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Solution 3
Posted February 20, 2015 1:52 pm

Pamela McBride
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I feel as if this should be an individual case by case situation. Each student's problem must be discussed individually by a team of professionals and the parents. If student is 16 or older, the student should also be able to attend. When I think of this situation, I can only think about IEP. They are individualized and I feel as if this should also be based case by case. One size does not fit all.
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Solution 4
Posted March 12, 2015 5:16 pm

buZage
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All Social Studies classes should attempt to teach their standards from all points of view involved. For example, when discussing the Colonization of America, teachers should provide supplemental materials to ensure that this topic is covered from the view point of the Native Americans, the Europeans, and the African slaves. By providing more than one point of view, students can see that multiple groups of people have been the minority/oppressed at some point. Even in the case of Irish immigration in the middle half of the 19th century, a group of Caucasian people were looked down upon. If we provide students with the materials and the opportunities to see that everyone has the right to be offended based off of some historical period, they might start to realize that the area that offends them is simply a part of history, and that history is meant to be learned from rather than repeated. If the student still feels offended by the content, explain to them that while they do not have to agree with or identify with the content, it is something that they must be familiar with due to the fact that it is a state standard on which they will be tested. If the student is strongly offended by the standard, I would encourage them to write to the Department of Education for their state about why it is offensive to them and alternative solutions to the standard.
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Solution 5
Posted July 11, 2016 2:10 am

PuWupe
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I think it is important to address that this is just one assignment that is required to be done and there should not be hard feelings. Students need to be assured sometimes that learning about part of our history where sad things happen because of people with not sense of humanity, it does not mean that they are going to get pointed at for.
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Solution 6
Posted February 24, 2017 5:55 pm

nick morse
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Figure out what the issue is and why they have that issue.
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