Parents of Georgia middle schoolers are saying a teacher gave students an assignment asking them to create a mascot for the Nazi party.
WSB-TV Atlanta reports sixth graders from Shiloh Middle School in Snellville were handed a homework assignment to imagine being commissioned by nazis, then draw and name them a mascot based on all their teachings about Hitler and nazis.
"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."