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Simulations have a strong and lasting impact

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Submitted by Jennifer Martin (United States), Jul 3, 2002 at 13:14

As a former elementary school teacher who has used several of the simulations offered through Interact, I, too, am alarmed at the promotion of Islam through simulation. I have used the simulations they offer on settling America, and on the Native American tribes in California, pre-colonization. The students LOVE these simulations, and they are greatly impacted by them. They DO become an Indian tribe in their minds, or they become a group of settlers in the 1600s facing the hostile Native Americans of that day. It is a powerful teaching tool; one that they remember for many years to come.

This will be the experience as well with the simulation of Islam. And I am sure that the Islamic lobbyist groups are very strong in their promotion of their religion. I am a very faith-filled Christian and you are correct in saying that NEVER would I be allowed to teach anything that had any resemblance in promoting my faith. We weren't even allowed to refer to the winter break as Christmas Vacation because that denoted promotion of religion, and lack of respect for other religions...

It is shocking what the public schools allow to pass through their doors these days, and truthfully, I doubt that most parents are even aware of what is taught to their children. The typical conversation between parent-child is this, "How was school today?" "Fine." That's usually it, especially in the jr. high years. This is a sad statement of our family culture, and one that is conducive to the children of our country being taught just about anything BUT traditional American godly values.

With Respect,
JLM Martin
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