Friday, January 18, 2008

What the kids know

Nikki (incredulously): "Mom, we're learning about racism at school. Can you believe I was the ONLY kid in the class who knew anything about the Ku Klux Klan? And the ONLY kid who knew that Martin Luther King had been assassinated?"

Sheesh! Aren't those OTHER parents teaching their kids ANYTHING? (She says smuggly, knowing full well that her daughter's love of history came from the OTHER parent in this relationship.)


Liz said...

I think it's all where you grow up. I can pretty much guarantee that my girls don't know a lot about Canada. And I was completely unable to help them with their Civil War history homework, because that is taught around here but not in my nomad life as a youngster.

Good for Nikki for recognizing what should be known as far as racism is concerned. Did the other kids know who Martin Luther King was?

ccap said...

Goodness I love that kid.

Pamela said...

and to some of us --it's not history - because I remember it.
When I talk about "history' with my parents .. I recall them saying it was part of their experience/

Pamela said...

that should have read "talked" with my parents. Of course they are "history".... long gone.