Rural Students and Teaching About Antisemitism
September 27, 2007 2:09 PM Subscribe
A question on antisemitism and the instruction of rural school-kids, asked on behalf of my husband.
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"I am noticing more antisemitism here at Rural School than I expected. There have been a few mild to moderately troubling things happening in the fringes of my classroom-- mostly talk-- so I want to break this into the open.
When we did The Holocaust at Urban School, the city kids really didn't understand why people hated Jews ("aren't they White?"), so I prefaced the unit with a handout I found online called The Roots of Antisemitism [he specifically asked that I not link to this elementary-level article as to not color answers. But it is just that-- elementary.]. I think I would like to include more info.
Would you ask anyone who may have input what they would suggest I include? Is there anything in particular I should make sure I mention? I have many of my own ideas, but I would like to get the Jewish perspective on reasons for modern forms of antisemitism, *specifically* to be presented to members of a small, rural community who may have little to no exposure to people of the Jewish faith and/or culture."
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