‘Slave trade’ assignment at Missouri school prompts investigation
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OAKVILLE, Mo. – School officials are investigating a recent classroom assignment at a Missouri elementary school after fifth-graders were asked to consider what they’d charge for slaves during a social studies class. The assignment was given at Blades Elementary School in the St. Louis suburb of Mehlville, KTVI reports. “You own a plantation or farm and therefore need more workers,” the problem reads. “You begin to get involved in the slave trade industry and have slaves work on your farm. Your...

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