Martin Luther King Jr and Abe Lincoln appropriate teaching for five year old
My five year old came home and told me that "the black people and white people were shooting and killing each other. Our 16th president didnt like it and told them to stop, he was shot and is dead now. The black people and white people kept shooting and killing each other" I was shocked. I went to the school to see if I could get the titles of the videos the kids have been watching (that seems to be the prefered method of teaching). The principal came out and gave me a link to just one of the videos and asked why I wanted it. I told her what he said, she immediately became defensive and completely dismissed my concerns. Told me that these men are covered in the SOLs (standard of learning state tests in VA) and they would also be learning about the civil war. He is in Kindergarten. I understand the importance of learning about these historical figures and their importance to our society now, but how in depth should these lessons be in Kindergarten? I feel like my five year old child is now being forced to think about racism and gun violence and the positive messages these men offered has been lost. What did your kids learn about these subjects in Kindergarten? If anything. I talked to a retired principal (four years ago retired) and she was also shocked. I just dont know what to do.