Teaching Creationism

Regarding "Fighting Darwin's Battles,"1 I spent a day discussing creationism in my science classroom last year. It was right after the controversy in Kansas, and the Channel One news program was highlighting it for a time. I made the point to my kids that I thought that creationism should be taught in the social studies classroom, and should include creation stories from all cultures and religious traditions. I went so far as to read to them, creation stories from Hindu, Native American, and J

Phillip Hull
Apr 1, 2001
Regarding "Fighting Darwin's Battles,"1 I spent a day discussing creationism in my science classroom last year. It was right after the controversy in Kansas, and the Channel One news program was highlighting it for a time. I made the point to my kids that I thought that creationism should be taught in the social studies classroom, and should include creation stories from all cultures and religious traditions.

I went so far as to read to them, creation stories from Hindu, Native American, and Judeao-Christian traditions. I followed up by having them choose one of six positions on the subject of teaching creationism, and then having them write letters to the editor supporting the position they had chosen. The point of the whole discussion was that maybe creationism has a place in social studies, but it has no place in science. At no time did I spend any time trying...

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