District tries to defend pro-Islam vocabulary lesson

District tries to defend pro-Islam vocabulary lesson.

“You’re not in America anymore.” That’s what some high school seniors in Farmville, North Carolina, thought while working through their vocabulary assignment promoting the Muslim prophet Muhammad and other facets of Islamic religion. It was found to be within the standards of the Common Core.

A Closer LookWith many students across America being told that the Bible and Christianity aren’t allowed inside public schools — which is an incorrect interpretation of the so-called “separation of church and state” — seniors at Farmville Central High were surprised to find their English lesson riddled with Islamic jargon … something they would expect in Iran or Afghanistan, but certainly not in the United States.

“It really caught me off guard,” one senior told Fox News. “If we are not allowed to talk about any other religions in school — how is this appropriate?”

Here’s a taste of what seniors had to study in their English class, compliments of the Tar Heel State’s curriculum, backed by the new federally mandated Common Core, which is being implemented by 40 of 50 states, including North Carolina.

“In the following exercises, you will have the opportunity to expand your vocabulary by reading about Muhammad and the Islamic word,” students are instructed on one of the lesson’s worksheets, which explores the Islamic faith by reviewing words such as astuteconduciveerraticmosquepastoral and zenithin various example sentences.


Read more @ link above!

jitskesez: What a missed opportunity to learn words like “pedophile,” “psychopath,” “epileptic seizure,” “delusional,” etc…..


About cassandrasez

Cass is a well-travelled Dutchwoman, formerly of Spokane, Washington, USA, presently living in Holland again. She holds a Master's Degree in English and has taught it 20 years at the high school and mostly Jr. College level, until 2010. For other info see "About" at top bar.
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