Common Core: Best to Teach Gettysburg Address without mentioning Civil War

Common Core: Best to Teach Gettysburg Address without mentioning Civil War

In yet another baffling approach to education, students are to learn about President Lincoln’s Gettysburg address with no mention of the Civil War. Is this simply an attempt to marginalize aspects of American history that contradict the peculiar Liberal worldview of Common Core indoctrination, like the Constitution and Bill of Rights?

Instructions to teachers for this unit include the following: “Refrain from giving background context or substantial instructional guidance at the outset … this close reading approach forces students to rely exclusively upon the text and levels the field for all students as they seek to comprehend Lincoln’s address.”

If the Civil War itself is not considered by the Common Core architects to be important to the understanding of the address, one wonders why they risk mentioning Lincoln at all!



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