Saturday, October 12, 2013
Rethinking Columbus in New Zealand
People in New Zealand know the truth about Columbus. At least Radio New Zealand broadcaster Wayne Brittenden does. Check out the letter he wrote/read to Columbus.
I was then interviewed. Perhaps the most interesting thing I talked about was how I have my fifth graders put Columbus et al on trial for genocide each fall. It's a powerful activity because it requires group research and understanding, engaging critical thinking, public speaking, multicultural-anti-racism and powerful content (the truth about the European invasion).
To say nothing of popping the Columbus Discovery myth.
Check out the 18 minute interview here.
Check out the book Rethinking Columbus here. A multicultural bestseller-- Banned in Tucson
Let's continue to Rethink Columbus and all types of colonial oppression and relationships.