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Connections: How to teach accurate and culturally sensitive lessons about slavery

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A fourth-grade lesson about slavery has led to backlash. A worksheet given to students in a Pittsford classroom taught that slaves voluntarily agreed to work for colonists in "exchange for the trip to America." Superintendent Michael Pero apologized for the worksheet's "highly insensitive" tone. The incident, and others like it, has led to conversations about how to teach lessons about slavery in accurate and culturally sensitive ways.

Our guests this hour share their perspectives:

Evan Dawson is the host of "Connections with Evan Dawson." He joined WXXI in January 2014 after working at 13WHAM-TV, where he served as morning news anchor. He was hired as a reporter for 13WHAM-TV in 2003 before being promoted to anchor in 2007.
Megan Mack is the executive producer of "Connections with Evan Dawson" and live/televised engagement programming.