To: DeFault User
I graduated HS in 1995 and I can quite honestly tell you we studied the Vietnam war for LESS THAN A WEEK. I can't imagine things have gotten better since I graduated...
posted on 07/15/2003 10:23:48 AM PDT
(Wife of Freeper Hostel, USN Active Duty Submariner)
I graduated HS in 1978. Had a class called "Twentieth Century Europe". We started in 1492 (gotta have the background) and by the end of the semester, we had gotten to 1912. Nothing much happened after 1912, right?
Back in the Stone Age, we were required to study state history/government (Texas), US history/government, World History and even a special course on Communism (know your enemy sort of thing).
I graduated HS in 1995 and I can quite honestly tell you we studied the Vietnam war for LESS THAN A WEEK
Considering the sweep of history and covering 200+ years of material in one course, a full week on Vietnam is probably too much for a HS American History class. I'd be more concerned if you had spent less than a week on the Revolution or the Civil War and the series of events that lead to both. IMHO, they are each far more complex and difficult to quickly grasp and each far more important in determining what this nation is about than Vietnam in the overall story of our country.
posted on 07/15/2003 2:18:21 PM PDT
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