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S.C. District Nixes Slavery Assignment

By The Associated Press — March 15, 2016 1 min read
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A South Carolina district has scrapped an assignment asking 3rd graders to pretend to be slaves after a parent complained it wasn’t appropriate for 8-year-olds at Killian Elementary School in Columbia.

The students were to discuss being kidnapped from West Africa, riding on a slave ship, and being sold at auction. School officials say three teachers found the lesson online.

A version of this article appeared in the March 16, 2016 edition of Education Week as S.C. District Nixes Slavery Assignment

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