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Lesson Plans


censorship

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Meisje one (Meisjeone)
Thu, 22 Jan 1998 17:19:49 EST


While the topic of censorship is a good one, I think we have to remember that
we are dealing with children. There are some things that are not appropriate
for some children and the parent may be the only person who knows that.
Teachers often forget or choose to ignore that the person who knows this
child better than anyone else is the parent. I was very upset when my
preschooler was allowed to watch "Annie" in class. Not being a TV family he
was made very unhappy by the movie. I would have never shown him the movie at
that age. And while the recent movie Ruby Bridges was appropriate for my fifth
grader I did not allow my second grader or Kindergardener to see it. That
parent may be acting out of ignorance, or they may also know how their child
may respond and that it may not be appropriate for them, even though other
kids in the class are able to handle it with out any problem. You don't know
the kids background and you may not know any history that could make this
paticular video aarts negative experience.