The Boston Tea Party – A Terrorist Attack?
Some teachers in Texas are teaching that the Boston Tea Party was a terrorist attack. It's part of a curriculum that students are hearing in the classroom. Below is a "news report" that teachers share before breaking up students to identify who the terror group is and where they are located.
A local militia, believed to be a terrorist organization, attacked the property of private citizens today at our nation’s busiest port. Although no one was injured in the attack, a large quantity of merchandise, considered to be valuable to its owners and loathsome to the perpetrators, was destroyed. The terrorists, dressed in disguise and apparently intoxicated, were able to escape into the night with the help of local citizens who harbor these fugitives and conceal their identities from the authorities. It is believed that the terrorist attack was a response to the policies enacted by the occupying country’s government. Even stronger policies are anticipated by the local citizens.
What do you think of this lesson? Should the curriculum be changed?