& just wait for Commie Core's view
At least that's what some elementary public school students are being taught here in Virginia. Even if one considers the firing upon Fort Sumter as what "stared the Civil War", it is quite a leap - and extremely misleading - to state that "the southern states attacked the northern states. This started the Civil War." Taken at face value, and not knowing any better, one would assume this means the Confederacy invaded northern states. Granted, getting into the complicated issues of causation is a bit heavy for 7 year-olds; however, making this misleading statement does a disservice to their understanding as well.
below above was sent to me by a concerned parent of a second grader
here in Virginia.
The book was assigned to his son. The image is of a page taken from the "Easy Reader Biographies" series title: "Abraham Lincoln: A Great American President, A Great American." The author, Violet Findley, has written other juvenile titles including Phonics Bingo Ladders. Wonderful.
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