insulting Islam's Prophet after allowing her pupils in Sudan to name a
teddy bear Muhammad. What are the rules on using the name?
I was intrigued by this article I came across on Twitter recently...to me it really spoke to the importance of teaching our kids through a lens of Global Citzenship and an understanding of others. It is why projects like Life 'Round Here, 1001 Flat World Tales, and The 2007 Flat Classroom Project are essential. It is why we should be encouraging kids to blog & read others' blogs. I know that the edtech world is talking about the importance of digital citizenship, but we need to begin to reach further...
The article ends...
"People are very forgiving of foreigners, particularly
Europeans. Nobody would think she was trying to offend them - they
would just think she was ignorant."
Is it acceptable anymore to even use ignorance as an excuse? It is a flat world. We must educate ourselves and our students. That in my opinion is the only crime committed, failing to understand cultural difference. Thoughts?
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