As a nineteen year community organizer veteran prior to becoming a teacher, an old adage we used was that “your opponent does your best organizing for you.”
President Trump demonstrated that today with his public attack on the fabulous 1619 Project (see Get A Free PDF Of The NY Times’ “1619 Project”).
Once Social Studies teachers tell students about his attack on the Project, they will be much more eager to learn about it.
As we all know, one of the best strategies to get students interested in something is by telling them they shouldn’t be… (see How to get teens to give up junk food: Tell them they’re victims of corporate manipulation for a related strategy).
You can read more about today’s ridiculousness below:
Trump has given all of us who teach Social Studies a gift today – after we inform students about his attacks on the 1619 Project, created by @nhannahjones , countless students with minimal interest in history are going to be clamoring to learn what it is all about. https://t.co/GEFXXKp8Il
— Larry Ferlazzo (@Larryferlazzo) September 18, 2020