Parents of students at one middle school in Georgia are outraged and are calling for an investigation after sixth graders were given an assignment asking them to create a mascot for the Nazi party.
WSB-TV Atlanta broke the story last week. Students at Shiloh Middle School in Snellville were asked to complete the task in a homework assignment.
“Directions: The year is 1935 and you have been tasked with creating a mascot to represent the Nazi party at its political rallies,” the directions read. “Think about all the information that you have learned about Hitler and the Nazi party. You will create a COLORFUL illustration of the mascot. Give the mascot a NAME. You will also write an explanation as to why the mascot was chosen to represent the Nazi party.”
Via WSB-TV Atlanta:
Gwinnett County Schools said learning about Nazism, the use of propaganda and the events that resulted in the Holocaust is part of the sixth grade social studies curriculum.
However, a school district spokesperson said in a statement, “This assignment is not a part of the approved materials provided by our Social Studies department and is not appropriate and the school is addressing the use of this assignment with the teacher.”