Wellesley Middle School, in a bold move following the controversy surrounding the mosque field trip video, this week has been sending students out to Georges Island in Boston Harbor for a little science education. That should be safe since there’s no chance of religion being discussed in conjunction with science, right?
If you haven’t been there before, you might not realize the island features a fort that was used as a prison during the Civil War to confine Confederates. Let’s hope none of the kids decide to imitate prisoners, or we might wind up with a whole new brouhaha.
We actually suspect that the field trips are part of secret Option D for what to do about the Middle School bursting at the seams as a result of increased enrollment.
Meanwhile, for those of you who never had a social studies course along the lines of Wellesley Middle School”s “Enduring Beliefs and the World Today” in which various religions are studied and observed, we offer up the very timely Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life’s U.S. Religious Knowledge Quiz. And yes, there are a couple of questions about what U.S. public schools are allowed to teach.