Parents upset over Georgia teacher's 'slavery game' lesson plan

ATLANTA (WPVI) -- A Georgia teacher is in trouble after she led her fifth-grade social studies class through an interactive game about American slavery.

It's being described as a tasteless lesson, especially shocking class's only black student.

The student shared what had happened and the girl's grandmother told WSBTV the social studies class played a game in which they pretended to be slaves escaping to the Underground Railroad.

To determine roles, students rolled the dice.

The Cobb County School District eventually released a statement hinting at a possible punishment for the teacher.

"Cheatham Hill administrators were not aware in advance of the activity," the statement said.

"The activity in question was not an approved lesson plan. School officials are taking appropriate personnel action with the teacher."
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