For your job's sake, you should probably stick to your district rules and whatever it is the curriculum has to say about it, but maybe provide a reading list for extra credit. Are you free to design your own extra credit?
SuperJail Warden wrote:Thanks for your thoughts Uzique and Newbie.
I am teaching Japanese Internment this week. Is it okay for me to tell the kids it was the only bad thing we did in the war? Can I call the camps concentration camps?
Dealing with angry parents is probably going to be a reality no matter what. You can't please everyone.
Doing just this will infuriate some parents. As neutral as you can, if it doesn't fit their reality and alternative facts, they will complain. C'est la vie.
KEN-JENNINGS wrote:I think you're smart enough to find a way to present facts in a clear and concise way without showing personal bias. Presenting something as "this happened in the past" without providing historical context and motivating factors is teaching a factoid to students, not encouraging them to analyze and apply critical thought to history.