Just attended my first museum professional conference at the National Museum of Scotland and had a fantastic time and learned a lot.
Sir Reginald Wingate.
Taken around 1880’s-1890’s, I think.
Over 700 Jefferson County High School students are staging walkouts and protests over proposed changes to the Advanced Placement History curriculum. According to Colorado Public Radio:
Last week, a school board member proposed that advanced placement history classes be required to promote free enterprise and patriotism and be required to avoid classroom materials that encourage social strife or civil disobedience. Two high schools in Jefferson County closed Friday after dozens of teachers called in sick in protest.
According the online petition to be delivered to the School District:
Jeffco Public School Board has just proposed a change of curriculum stating that, “Materials should not encourage or condone civil disorder, social strife or disregard of the law. Instructional materials should present positive aspects of the United States and its heritage.”
This means that important parts of our history such as the Civil Rights Movement, Native American genocide, and slavery will not be taught in public schools. If these important lessons are not taught, children will not learn from them, and what will stop them from happening again? This is a severe form of censorship intended to keep the youth ignorant and easy to manipulate. I’m hoping to get enough signatures to prove that this is a public issue, so, please, if this is important to you, please sign. Do not let our youth grow up in ignorance; we all deserve the truth!
You can sign the petition here.
Thanks to theseacaptainsdaughter for dropping a link in my inbox.
One of the people that is trying to get these changes made said the following.
While the narrative may be “historically true,” he argues, “progressives are going to be the heroes in this narrative.”
My response? So fucking what?!?
Actually, people should really read the article you just linked to. It’s basically a retired history teacher who’s apparently *just horrified* that kids might learn how to do research and think critically about American history.
Wow! This needs to be stopped. Hooray for these people standing up for what’s right.
I wish I could buy such a piece for my wife. biolumo
"If you think homosexuality is an unnatural condition, I cannot agree with you."
Kevin Rudd smashes a pastor’s views on marriage equality on Q&A [x]
You can’t pick and choose what you like in the bible. If you do then this argument was on the money.
I am not Christian but have grown up in the UK where the Church of England I’m proud to say has merged into this form of teaching. This to me is what Christianity and religion should be about: love!
Three German men wearing the uniform of the Deaths Head or totenkopf badged Hussars. Unfortunately I do not have the regiment name.
Dated to First World War or just prior.
The hats worn here I have found mention of them to be called a peltmuze.
This man knows how to ride a Segway
This is the ONLY way to ride a Segway.
OH hai Marc Antony
This makes me SO happy!!! :)
Watching the live TV coverage of the votes coming in from the Scottish Referendum. A crazy time indeed to be living in Edinburgh.
I’m so down to own something like this.
MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE
Never ever knew this technology existed back then.