A North Carolina middle school will halt a classroom exercise in which students role-play as Nazis and Jews.
The Hoke County Board of Education voted Tuesday to end the eighth-grade English class exercise in conjunction with reading “The Diary of Anne Frank” after a parent complained, the Fayetteville Observer reported.
Students were divided into Jews and Nazis; the students playing Jews were not allowed to participate in class activities without permission from the students playing Nazis. The roles reversed the following week.
The classroom teacher, Hoke Middle School principal and the schools superintendent all stood behind the project. But the school board decided to end it during a closed session of its regular meeting.