APRIL is LOUISIANA Confederate History Month
I know that this will not become your class favorites but as history teachers we have to cover everything, like or dislike it. But as history teachers we do cover Women's history month, Black history month, Jazz history month, Music in Our Schools month, etc. With all the turmoil to remove Confederate monuments around the state and in the news, the hauling down Confederate flags; it just seems time that we, as teachers, should straighten out time about the soldiers who fought and died for our beloved southern soil.
You do not have to put your total heart into this mini-lesson but please do allow your students to get a little better understanding of the men and boys and a few girls who died to protect our beloved state.
We as teachers seem to be 'forced' in covering everything else from history to music to ethics to speech to food to culture to government to politics to…. you get the picture, so why not cover everything. We already don’t have enough time to get it all in around holidays, Testing, job skills, discipline, etc.
Instead of making this a full multi-day lesson, let's just turn it into a one/two day lesson at most. Our veteran's would ask for nothing less.