I recently sent in a posting explaining where the song "Owemowey"
comes from and the reaction that Zulu people have to this. I also
mentioned that the words created an erroneous impression with kids that
lions lived in jungles.
Someone took exception to the fact that I am always sending postings
concerning Africa and all things African.
The reply to my opening line
"Here I am on my African hobby horse again."
was as follows > >" I really think once was enough. "
I really thought that this group would consist of people who were
concerned about how the cultural property of a nation was handled by
others. Obviously I was mistaken. I also thought that members would care
about information contained in songs that children would accept as fact
simply because the teacher played the song. Again, I was mistaken.
I know that this does not apply to all members, as I am sure that most
of us care about what and how we teach.
If you don't like what I have to say, use your delete button. That is
what it is there for.