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Those that do not appreciate history have no perspective. So is it a conspiracy for our schools to teach "Social Studies" rather than "History"?
1 posted on 05/28/2012 12:01:13 PM PDT by SES1066
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To: SES1066

Nice Memorial Day post SES.

In my experience, they still taught history in our schools. It was “Civics” they replaced with “Social Studies”.


2 posted on 05/28/2012 12:20:06 PM PDT by ngat
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Pre-colonial history treats the French/Indian war as being something that happened, but of little significance. It was a critical war in our nation’s founding - without it, George Washington wouldn’t have had the experience to lead our militias, and our militias would have been dreadfully unprepared to meet anyone on the field of battle.


3 posted on 05/28/2012 12:25:32 PM PDT by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
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To: SES1066

I actually had an ancestor that fought in the French & Indian War so I have been honoring those who fought for a number of years.

P.S. He was a frontier scout and died of a heart attack in 1756 while leading troops to the enemy (the French).


7 posted on 05/28/2012 1:23:23 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono (My greatest fear is that when I'm gone my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them)
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My GG Grandfather, Brigadier General George Bibb Crittenden, CSA (served with the Union prior to the Civil War).

9 posted on 05/28/2012 5:14:43 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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