Skip to comments.Modernization or Memory Hole
Posted on 02/05/2010 7:14:43 AM PST by bs9021
Modernization or Memory Hole Malcolm A. Kline, February 5, 2010
Modernizing history may be the ultimate oxymoron. He may be the president who governed during the Civil War, freeing the slaves, but under a new curriculum proposal for North Carolina high schools, U.S. history would begin years after President Lincoln, with the presidency of Rutherford B. Hayes in 1877, Molly Henneberg reports on Fox News. State education leaders say this may help students learn about more recent history in greater depth.
It may but heres a few chaps such an approach would leave out:...
(Excerpt) Read more at academia.org ...
It’s a great way to pretend that States Sovereignty was never really a big deal.
How U no he be smoking dat stuf agin? /sarc
These educators are now trying to teach the era of progressives as history, and nothing prior to that period.
Nothing taught about freedom from tyranny. Nothing about building a nation on a bill of rights and constitutional law.
Nothing about expansion.
Don't let the state education people get away with this.
..assure we forget that, just like today, it was Democrats that fought for slavery.
Instead, you can just start right up with a resurgence of southern racism, leading to the KKK, lynchings and Jim Crow (please ignore the heavy hand of the Democrats in all of that). Then, since we are clearly such an evil country, you can slide easily into the rise of the Progressives and the strong role played by Government throughout the 20th century to make this country the great nation we see today.
Makes me sick.
American history should have been covered over the course of a couple of years before high school. In high school, selected events (the revolution, civil war, etc) should be covered in depth.
I can’t disagree with your premise.
The key is actually taking the time to teach at some point when the kids are most likely to understand specific events.
As with others, my issue is the likelihood that the discussion will be focused on politically correct issues.
Just adding to the catalog, not sending a general distribution.
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