NC Dept. of Education-US history starts in 1877

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  1. diddyriddick

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    When I saw this, I was speechless; as ya'll know, that takes some doing. In an effort to increase the depth of modern US history in high school students, the NC Dept. of Education has decided that 11th grade history curriculum will no longer cover anything earlier than 1877 and the administration of Rutherford B. Hayes.

    No Revolution.

    No Civil War.

    I urge all of my Tarheel companions on this site to make their voices heard. Write your State Senators/Reps.

    North Carolina Schools May Cut Chunk Out of U.S. History Lessons - Local News | News Articles | National News | US News - FOXNews.com
     
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    Wow, re-write History by not teaching it at all it seems.
     
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    We don't need no education...

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    Good thing for them that I don't live in NC with a kid in school. I would be their worst nightmare!

    Revisionist, multi-cultural history is bad enough. Now we've got "Eliminate History" in the public schools.

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    I'm assuming as the article states the earler history is taught in other grades
     
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    I hope so. One thing that I hated about my history classes was the over emphysis on the early history and hardly anything taught about the 20th century.
     
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    Political correctness??

    I'm speechless!
     
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    While I understand what their idea is, having a more indepth look in history, I certainly hope they'll emphasize US history before 1877 in the earlier years. Taking US history in high school, I agree that we spent more time on the 18th and 19th centuries then the 20th and 21st.
     
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    Understood, PB. And earlier history is taught in Jr. High School. Here is my problem, though. Given that many adults have trouble understanding the Revolution and ACW, why would we think that adolescents can?
     
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    #10 ToughOmbre, Feb 4, 2010
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    The teaching of American history is ongoing and should be repetitive. Back in the day American history (at least in my schools) was taught in 4th, 5th, 7th 8th grades. Then in High School Jr. and Sr. year.

    The early years in school were basic classes with more in depth learning as the students got older.

    Early American history can't be taught in the early grades only, and then never mentioned again. That's not responsible education as far as I'm concerned.

    And if you talk to young people today, you will find that they know very little about American history. If the NC Department of Ed. has it's way, they'll know even less.

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    As important as education is, I'll never understand why the US does not have a National Standard. It certainly would prevent idiotic stuff like this.
     
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    Get rid of all those pesky white guys that keep showing up in History. Might as well just have the students read some crap from Howard Zinn and really screw the past up.
     
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    Facts are facts. The founding fathers were white males. The revisionists just hate that part of our history.

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    Oh please Tim, do tell. I'm not a big fan of Howard Zinn myself, and any criticism on him I will find very appreciative. Not even sure why there is a big craze over him in the first place. :rolleyes:
    (I don't think we can really call him a true historian, either)
     
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    Thats not just the only thing they hate.
     
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    Very true sys!

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