Is history important to you? I’ve always loved history. Mostly American history but I really do love all history. So when I read this, it made me feel bad.
Who decides what gets taken out of our classroom curriculum’s? Remember when we talked about Cursive or keyboarding? Now someone is trying to tell us our kids don’t need as much history.
Here is an excerpt from the news article:
“But the teachers say that improvement is needed, and worry that the emphasis on math, reading and the sciences may detract from learning about history, which they say is crucial to becoming solid citizens with a sense of national identity.”
How can anyone feel history isn’t important? How will our kids learn about the wars we’ve been in or how all of our founding fathers came and built this country? Or about the Constitution? Or who invented everything. There is SO much history to us that I really feel we need to all know.
What subjects do you feel are the most important? Who decides what our kids learn and is there anything we can do? Do you think history should take a back seat to math, and the science’s?