Teaching Evolution

A blog devoted to teaching evolution, both in our schools and in our communities.

Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Intelligent Design in Social Studies Class

I'd call this a partial victory.

Intelligent design won't be part of the curriculum at Gull Lake Middle School, but the Gull Lake Community Schools Board of Education says it can be included in elective social-studies classes at Gull Lake High School.

The board voted Monday to back the recommendation of a committee that's been studying the issue for months. It agreed with the committee to allow intelligent design to be taught in elective high school classes in political science, humanities and philosophy, at the option of the teacher and if the topic fits with the existing curriculum.

I'd prefer that kids learn more important things in their social studies classes, but it's certainly much better to have this stuff in the context of social studies than in the context of science.


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