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Should I teach this class or no?

Discussion in 'Too Hot for Swamp Gas' started by swampbabe, Jun 4, 2022.

  1. tilly

    tilly Superhero Mod. Fast witted. Bulletproof posts. Moderator VIP Member

    And this ladies and gentlemen is where liberalism has taken disagreements.
     
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  2. tilly

    tilly Superhero Mod. Fast witted. Bulletproof posts. Moderator VIP Member

    Why would teaching objective history be a problem? History isnt subjective.
     
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  3. gator_lawyer

    gator_lawyer Premium Member

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    Ironic. But I don't much care anyways. I called a spade a spade. A group that believes in banning books, whitewashing history, and suppressing free speech are indeed human-sized garbage cans.
     
  4. gator_lawyer

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    History is very much subjective. In fact, I'm not sure an "objective" history actually exists. We can certainly strive for accurate history, but history is always told from somebody's point of view.
     
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  5. TrueGator

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    Women's
     
  6. swampbabe

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    Yes, you’re right. I wasn’t paying attention to what I was doing.

    Interesting that that is what you chose to focus on in my post. I found it interesting that someone wanted to “cut off” women’s history right about the time we got to right to vote.

    Kudos, grammar police.
     
  7. TrueGator

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    Yes I agree that your course should, of course, cover the whole timeline. No tickets will be issued today on the moving grammar violation. ;)
     
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  8. swampbabe

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    Appreciate it while I lay here missing my cruise because I got Covid :mad:
     
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    Yea, that's crazy
     
  10. tampagtr

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    So sorry
     
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  11. TrueGator

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    Well, that sucks on multiple levels. Hope you get to feeling better soon.
     
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  12. AgingGator

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    Hope your symptoms are mild and short term.
     
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  13. AgingGator

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    Different perspectives are still objective.
     
  14. AndyGator

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    And whom better to teach it than you? My guess is nobody, so teach it. By the way. my son graduated Summa Cum Laude from Engineering School and my daughter is working on her PhD in Biomedical Sciences. She has also been accepted to Med school if she chooses to go. So teachers like you make a difference. ;)

    Thanks Swampbabe!! :star::star:
     
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  15. gator_lawyer

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    Are they? Whose perspective is objective? Whose perspective isn't objective?
     
  16. swampbabe

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    This is the best reward :)
     
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  17. jhenderson251

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    In my amateur and most likely biased opinion, I agree with you that this is the exact reason why you should teach it. We need more young women with real confidence. I'd even see how to make that a wrinkle within your class, asking them why or how they think each historically significant woman found to courage to strive for their ambitions and the confidence to pursue success.
     
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  18. wgbgator

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    "The criterion and rule of the true is to have made it. Accordingly, our clear and distinct idea of the mind cannot be a criterion of the mind itself, still less of other truths. For while the mind perceives itself, it does not make itself."
     
  19. tilly

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    But generally not a political slant (curriculum wise). My point 8s she can just teach the curriculum and keep the conversations from skidding into the political weeds. You dont teach as long as she has without having that very important ability to keep things on task
     
  20. tilly

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    And history is not subjective. The telling of it is. History happened. The ramifications may be up for debate, but the documented events are not.
     
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