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dreamflower02
Aug. 15th, 2012 11:06 am (UTC)
*bwahahahaha!*snickersnerk!*

Now add astronomy into the mix, and a flat-earther. And we mustn't forget the moon-landing deniers...
dwimordene_2011
Aug. 15th, 2012 02:20 pm (UTC)
That's just too perfect - and sadly, there's something to the choice to make the hypothetical student opposed to the theory of revolution.


elliska
Aug. 15th, 2012 04:26 pm (UTC)
ROTFLMAO!!

Wait until you attend your first faculty senate meeting as a non-tenured, tenure earning faculty member. This will either seem much funnier or much sadder (or both). Especially if you are the history teacher.
frenchpony
Aug. 15th, 2012 05:11 pm (UTC)
If pedagogy classes wanted to be really useful, they'd give lessons in Teacher Judo for how to deal with this sort of thing.

I've attempted to deal with such issues in my classes by stating a Classroom Definition of the word "myth," that a "myth" is a story that a culture uses to explain itself to itself (shamelessly stolen from Dan Savage's description of his older brother's philosophy). Using this definition, a music class can accept that all myths have some kind of truth to them, that truth and fact can be separate, and we can all move ahead with the lesson on music and nationalism now kthx.

So far, so good . . .
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