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On Mon, 11 Mar 1996 KatCascio wrote:
> It seems to me that we're missing an awful lot of history and culture if
> we're not allowed to teach ABOUT such things. We (The Southeast Center for
> Education in the Arts) are actually running into problems with a
> multi-disciplinary unit on Ancient Greece we're developing because teachers
> say they can't teach Greek myths because they are religious. I'm not sure
> what concept of the past today's students will have without some of these
> foundations. Granted, I wouldn't want a religion pushed on students as THE
> way to live but I'm not opposed to their being exposed to world religions.
> I gave a tour last year of the FACE OF THE GODS: ART AND ALTARS OF AFRICA
> AND THE AFRICAN-AMERICAS at the museum in Montgomery, Alabama where I worked
> as part of the education department. The artist of one altar used common
> Christian symbols to represent gods from their own religion. I asked the
> kids if they recognized the sculpture in the center of the woman in the blue
> robe and no one even had a guess. Here is an instance when knowing something
> ABOUT Christianity would have served the students well.
> Kathryn Cascio, Assistant Director
> The Southeast Institute for Education in the Visual Arts