A Bible Belt Classroom


An interesting article - I think it is a difficult question - as a teacher of religion there is a fine line from explaining ideas that go against what you think is common sense and in allowing students to come to their own conclusions - this is also true in my genocide unit - at the end of the day I believe it is important to provide students with the information that exists and to pose questions that force students to think - one of my struggles is to show equal respect to all ideas while not allowing students to lose sight that there are people who believe in different ideas than their own - but how do you address ideas such as those held by the President of Iran who believes the Holocaust was an exaggeration? Or beliefs that are prejudiced? Or filled with racism? Where is this line?

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