9/26 – JeffCo Students Defending History – A Facebook Invite!

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Egan Walker (10th grade at SLHS) and Emma Walker (8th grade Wayne Carle Middle School) came up with a great suggestion!  We invite all JeffCo Students & Teachers to demonstrate their opposition to the proposed Curriculum Review Committee this Friday, September 26th by coming to school dressed as a historical figure, event, or movement that created “civil disorder, social strife or disregard of the law…” and so made our country and the world a better place.

Parents can help the younger kids with their costumes, perhaps explaining what this person did or why that event was important or how this movement changed the world for the better.  Older kids can do research on the person, event, or movement, and be ready to explain to others how they made a difference.

You can go to the Facebook event by clicking here: JeffCo Students Defending History!

You can also make suggestions for the kids (and teachers) in the comments section of the Event page.

And sometimes we can…

Keep Fighting, JeffCo!

…and have fun at the same time!

 


 

9 thoughts on “9/26 – JeffCo Students Defending History – A Facebook Invite!

  1. I’m so proud of you kids! You are making history, not just reading about it!

  2. Fantastic idea! Hoping to see lots of kids remembering those great historical figures who created civil disorder in the name of justice and equality!

  3. Very proud of you. Keep up the good work. It’s refreshing when teenagers have more common sense than some adults.

  4. Great idea getting involved in history and not just studying it. Could not be prouder of two grandchildren.

  5. Here’s a suggestion – Alice Paul. This militant quaker was arrested for protesting in front of the White House for the right to vote (it was “unpatriotic”). Her group was frequently beat up by men who saw their protests, while police did nothing to stop the injustice. This was less than 100 years ago.

    The unjust arrests and imprisonments, along with force-feeding of the women in prison when they hunger striked, was a key part of why public sentiment turned towards these women.

    http://theironjawedangels.wordpress.com/the-history/white-house-picketting/

    • In our opinion, the “controversy” over AP U.S. History is about 90% spin by cynics who are trying to ride it for their own reasons, and then about 10% from people who genuinely believe that an honest look at a country’s history is equivalent to despising it.

      Thank you for posting the AP FAQ link here. We did so on Facebook in one of our comments, but too many people might miss it.

  6. Jada Walker suggested:
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    Here’s what I like… A movement within a movement. Each person gets to chose what is important to them… Follow your own heart as to who/what that you want to represent. Let’s celebrate our history by showing others that we care enough to put a little thought into it. That being said… If you’re not fond of the dress up component… A simple “hi my name is” name tag would do the trick!

  7. If you kids feel so strongly about review of curriculum then write your collective comments down, attend the next board meeting, and state your concerns. Stop skipping school to do the union’s bidding and the bidding of all the people who can’t stand that they do not have a majority in the school board anymore.

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