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Response to mountain grammy (Original post)

Mon Jan 5, 2015, 01:17 AM

11. I sincerely disagree with that assessment.

The history teachers I have worked with for the last several years have all taught that time in history and had students research various aspects of that and other diasporas within our borders.

Yes, there are history teachers who focus on what is on the tests and nothing else, but most these days have the students research what it was like for the average person in each time period, try to present everything as fairly as they can with their biased textbooks (that they are required to use, by the way), and cover history in as engaging a manner as they can.

I teach Spanish, so I cover the parts of Latin American history most history teachers don't have time for, and at least half the time, my students tell me that they knew that already, that they'd learned it in their history classes. If you have a problem with the required curricula, please complain to your state ed dept. If you have a problem with textbooks, please go when your school board approves the next set.

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