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Re: national geographic nudity

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Ckart (ckupcin)
Sun, 18 Oct 1998 14:48:03 -0500


You wrote:

>I would like to hear other thoughts on this. Do others have the same issues
>with using national geographics?...............................Dawn in Tucson

I teach K-6, don't have that many National Geographics, don't use them that
often, but I have removed the more questionable pictures. Two reasons: I
prefer to let parents decide the maturity level of their child and
suitablity for their child; I don't have time to explain the "fashion"
preferences (while doing something about animals, etc) of various cultures.
Although THIS would be a good topic by itself :)

>When the students come across nudity in National Geographics
>If they cant be mature about it, then I tell them maybe they shouldn't
>look at those magazines anymore. And of course I tell them if they are
>disturbed by it, than turn the page, and get back to looking what they are
>looking for.

That is a good way of handling it! I have asked my media specialist for
discards and she gave me a whole box of magazines that are geared for the
elementary student and cover a wide variety of topics -- animals, sports
figures, etc. I know I don't have to scan these.