News broke today that the Nash Farm Battlefield Museum in Henry County, GA is going to close up shop. This came in apparent response to a request by Dee Clemmons, a County Commissioner, to “remove their Confederate flags and paraphernalia.” You can read about it here but I’ll give a brief summations. The museum is owned byContinue reading “Removal of Confederate Flag Leads to Museum Closure”
Bulletin boards can be a unique and useful tool in education if used properly. Due to a lack of funds and resources, field trips to historical sites and structures can represent a challenge. Bulletin Boards help fill that void through visual stimulation. Objects on the board can grab the attention of students, make them think and/orContinue reading “Displaying and Teaching the Confederate Flag in the Classroom (Part 3)”
From the YouTube channel, The Good Stuff. A terrific video about the Confederate Battle Flag. The video includes the following description: The confederate flag is a controversial symbol. What it means has changed over time and can depend on who you are and where you come from. And to further complicate this, there wasn’t justContinue reading “The Complicated History of the Confederate Flag”
In a previous post I wrote about the new project I instituted in my United States History classes which deals with the Confederate Battle Flag. In short, the goal of the activity is to have students reflect on how they view the flag and to evaluate that view as the school year progresses. You can readContinue reading “Displaying and Teaching the Confederate Flag in the Classroom (Part 2)”
Update: Due to the agitating nature of some comments, further comments that are off topic or argumentative for the sake of arguing will not be approved. As always, if you have an argument to present and evidence to back it up, please post. I am looking for good resources to use in the classroom. ThanksContinue reading “Displaying and Teaching the Confederate Flag in the Classroom (Part 1)”
Just a few things I’ve come across that I never got around to writing a full post about.
The Confederate Battle Flag was lowered today at the South Carolina State House. The flag has been the center of much controversy for some time. South Carolina, in the wake of tragedy, is attempting to move forward toward an era of healing, where actions speak louder than the “Heritage not Hate” mantra. It is unfortunateContinue reading “And the Flag Comes Down”
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Despite condemnation from South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, the Ku Klux Klan intends to hold a rally at the South Carolina capital next month. This, of course, is in response to recent calls to take down the Confederate Battle Flag at the South Carolina statehouse. One member of the Klan who is a part ofContinue reading “The Ku Klux Klan Descends Upon South Carolina Statehouse”
Update: You know you’ve made a good argument…and hit a nerve…when somebody responds by repeatedly calling your post “trash,” but never tries to refute the argument. A couple more interesting essays have come to light concerning the Confederate Flag debate: Bruce Levine’s The Confederate Flag Was Always Racist and Kevin Levin’s The ‘Cornerstone’ of the Confederate Flag. Reading theseContinue reading “The Confederate Flag: A Cornerstone of White Supremacy”