The Cauldron: A Pagan Forum (Archive Board)
January 24, 2022, 08:52:08 am *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
News: This is our Read Only Archive Board (closed to posting July 2011). Join our new vBulletin board!
 
  Portal   Forum   Help Rules Search Chat (Mux) Articles Login Register   *

Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
January 24, 2022, 08:52:08 am

Login with username, password and session length
Donate!
The Cauldron's server is expensive and requires monthly payments. Please become a Bronze, Silver or Gold Donor if you can. Donations are needed every month. Without member support, we can't afford the server.
TC Staff
Important Information about this Archive Board
This message board is The Cauldron: A Pagan Forum's SMF Archive Board. It is closed to new memberships and to posting, but there are over 250,000 messages here that you can still search and read -- many full of interesting and useful information. (This board was open from February 2007 through June 2011).

Our new vBulletin discussion board is located at http://www.ecauldron.com/forum/ -- if you would like to participate in discussions like those you see here, please visit our new vBulletin message board, register an account and join in our discussions. We hope you will find the information in this message archive useful and will consider joining us on our new board.
Pages: [1] 2 3   Go Down
  Add bookmark  |  Print  
Author Topic: An Unusual Teaching Challenge  (Read 13052 times)
Keeper o Duckshoed Muse
Senior Apprentice
**
Last Login:October 09, 2008, 09:18:15 pm
United States United States

Religion: A Craftsman Witch with Elemental leanings
Posts: 45


Dancing a delicate line and loving every moment.

Blog entries (0)



Ignore
« Reply #8: September 19, 2007, 04:10:23 am »

I'll gently suggest that, unless you are completely out of the closet and your supervisors are aware that you are a pagan and thus a member of a VERY small minority subset of western religious tradition, that you discard all your actual current personal associations and that you teach the mainstream American popular/secular versions of both, with the religious basis included, of course.

Depending on how old your students are, of course, it sounds as if they want your students to get a taste of what they'd experience if they were visiting the US at those times of year, with a bit of the cultural and religious origins of what they'll see.

Certainly there's a certain amount of pagan history you can include, with the personal connection... but if you're teaching general cultural familiarization, then the mainstream  culture's stuff is what they want.  A lot more about trick-or-treating than about Dumb Suppers, for example, and about caroling, Christmas trees and Charlies Dickens and  Brown rather than Modrasnicht.

JMHO; YMMV, of course.  You know your situation.




      At first, I freely admit I let my feelings get hurt by the responses I received.  But then I got over myself and actually paid attention to what you were trying to tell me!   Cheesy  The most important thing here is that my students gain some understanding of english-speaking culture on top of learning the language.  And I would be doing my students and other cultures a disservice by favoring my own preferences!  So for helping me to get my feet back on the ground where they belong, thank you everyone.

       That said, I'm trying to come up with as much general whoo hah on Halloween and Christmas/kwanza (I'm butchering the spelling I'm fairly certain please forgive me.)/hannukah/yule as I possibly can.  As well as trying to find interesting but simple activities to engage students from the age of six to twelve on the topics mentioned before.  I have the good old fashioned cut/paste/coloring book pages, cut outs, that sort of thing.  I was wondering if you have any activities that you might suggest?  Also any and all resources would be highly appreciated for information (wikipedia is my best friend!).

      Thank you for all of your help and advice,

Ducky
Logged

I take responsibility for my insanity only!

Welcome, Guest!
You will need to register and/or login to participate in our discussions.

Read our Rules and Policies and the Quoting Guidelines.

Help Fund Our Server? Donate to Lyricfox's Cancer Fund?

Tags:
Pages: [1] 2 3   Go Up
  Add bookmark  |  Print  
 
Jump to:  
  Portal   Forum   Help Rules Search Chat (Mux) Articles Login Register   *

* Share this topic...
In a forum
(BBCode)
In a site/blog
(HTML)


Related Topics
Subject Started by Replies Views Last post
Mountain Biking Meditations... Deity in unusual places « 1 2 3 4 »
Pagan Spirituality
Mandi 47 19112 Last post June 05, 2007, 08:46:32 pm
by Garnet
Avatar Design Challenge: WINNER #1 and Challenge #2 Theme Post « 1 2 »
Art, Poetry and Writing
Beachglass 19 9564 Last post September 05, 2007, 03:50:22 pm
by Juni
Avatar Design Challenge: WINNER #2 and Challenge #3 Theme Post
Art, Poetry and Writing
Beachglass 11 5185 Last post October 14, 2007, 07:08:41 pm
by Beachglass
Avatar Design Challenge: WINNER #3 and Challenge #4 Theme Post « 1 2 »
Art, Poetry and Writing
Beachglass 19 6923 Last post January 14, 2008, 11:57:44 am
by Beachglass
Unusual pictures
Divination SIG
treekisser 1 1633 Last post November 15, 2010, 07:04:06 pm
by knitsy
EU Cookie Notice: This site uses cookies. By using this site you consent to their use.


Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.21 | SMF © 2006-2008, Simple Machines
TinyPortal v0.9.8 © Bloc
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
Page created in 0.101 seconds with 35 queries.