Thursday, May 20, 2010
An Excellent Question
We did a lesson on Martin Luther King Jr and Mahatma Gandhi this week and we were going over the Montgomery bus protests when I was asked an interesting question by one of my students. Keep in mind, this is Bridge level (low-level) and elementary, so young kids with limited English skills. I was explaining that the word "segregation" meant that they separated black people and white people. Black people had to sit at the back of the bus while white people could sit wherever they wanted. Then, a student raised his hand and asked, "Teacher, where did the yellow people sit?"