Wednesday, September 13, 2006

You tell me...

...what you would have done. Setting: 6th Grade ELA classroom, public school USA.
Studying Latin and Greek roots.
Root of the moment: archy = government example words: matriarch / patriarch.

And I'm relating it to my students' lives by discussing who rules their homes.
A little boy in the back of the room politely raises his hand, his expression serious. "My daddy--he told me that the Bible says women aren't supposed to rule their families.
Men are supposed to rule the family.
" "Yup, Christian, that's what the Bible says."

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