At 11:07 AM 12/21/98 -0500, you wrote: >At 06:00 PM 12/17/1998 -0500, you wrote: > But if students' lack of >>interest or their collective judgment that such-and-such is boring and >>unimportant -- if these things guide us past certain subjects or deter us >>from discussing them in class, then we might just as well skip over >>Reconstruction, too, and that milquetoast-y fellow Woodrow Wilson, and lord >>knows what else. For what it's worth. > >Let's hear it for Arnold! The impeachment question is not a simple issue >or something that we just have "to get through." When we do finally >resolve this difficult question, we need to understand what we have done >and why. I'd like to be a fly on the wall in your class, Arnold! > > > Yeh, the only reason I don't teach anthing is that it didn't make a difference such as the type of hat Lincoln took to the show that night. I *never* let the kids decide what's important because, by definitions, the kids are ignorant! That's why they are in school. If they knew enough to make a decision about importance, then I wouldn't be teaching them. My job is to not only teach the material but present it in such a way that *they* think its important and interesting. That's the challenge and the fun. Ron Stoloff If the gods had intended man to fly they wouldn't have given us railroads.