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7/9/18 6:24 P

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Susan, journaling the current events would be a good idea. (like Civil War journals of women that have printed).


I have always been interested in history. My 9th grade history class was good, but I don't remember learning anything in that class. And it was either my 10th or 11th grade history teacher was biased and taught to her opinions.

I too have learned a great deal since homeschooling. We never stop learning.

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I never heard of that before. Interesting.

It has been so long since I was in school and took history that I can't remember anything about the French and Indian war. I doubt if we were told anything about those ambushes, though. I didn't like world history, but I was very interested when it came to American history.

Of course, I didn't like my high school history teacher either. So when I went on a Hawaii tour with my parents and their organization, guess who I ended up sitting by on the island hops. Yep, my high school history teacher.

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7/8/18 11:00 P

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I can.

There has been so much information removed from our texts.
Did you ever hear this true account?

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I graduated in 1986. I am not satisfied with my history courses.
I learned FAR more when I began home-educating my own children. The best education comes from reading first-hand accounts, really.

In fact, I've been considering keeping a journal on current events, just so 'stories' are not twisted from the truth.
For instance, in MY town, there are ZERO protesters in the streets, though the media makes it appear that the entire country is freaking out over this administration.
It's quite peaceful...even in this democratically held town.

Consider keeping your own first-hand experience accounts. Some day they may become useful to others.

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7/5/18 9:44 P

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I watched a video with someone asking college students why we celebrated the 4th of July and there were several who had no idea. That is sad. I bet that students in other countries know what their patriotic celebrations are for.

I didn't know that so many schools stopped teaching history. I know that in one school district here they tried to change to new "history" books that had changed the history of the country in them. The students walked out and picketed the schools.

I think the "no student left behind" caused a lot of that passing students even when they hadn't learned. I don't know how long ago that started, though. I knew someone who was an assistant (para?) at elementary school here. There was one boy having problems learning and she offered to tutor him for free. The teacher told her "no" that they would just pass him on to the next grade. How is he supposed to learn next year's lessons when he can't figure out how to learn this ones? Fortunately, in some other school districts they have a program where people go in and tutor children once a week.



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My daughter taught 9th grade science at a public school in our MN city. It is an area where Hmongs have settled although there are many other cultures in the area too.

She was required to graduate the students in her class to the next level even though the students were not English speaking. She taught what she could interpreting basic science in their native languages without speaking multiple languages but using demonstrations and enough words to get the students graduated to the next class. Needless to say - very little science was learned in this "science/language' class.

The schools received their money based on the number of students blah, blah, blah...I'm not sure of any of the actual requirements, but if the students didn't achieve the school didn't receive payment for them..

My daughter couldn't teach this way and resigned this job after year end, and started her own business successfully.

I imagine this problem exists in all the classes in schools...English must be taught first then the academics...

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I'm curious WHAT IS being taught in school? And with the inflated budget these schools get I have to wonder, WHERE IS THE MONEY GOING????

In generations passed, there was a lot less money and the students were smarter in 8th grade than collegiate students.

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What!? You mean it's not a day to sell the best fireworks?!

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I can believe that they don't know what to is about. Though I didn't realize that history wasn't being taught in many schools kids don't even know how to sign their names on documents any more

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History requirements have been cut from a few schools but not all. As parents we have an obligation to quit relying 100% on schools to educate our children. Take them to celebrations, talk about your grand dad who served in the war etc. Educate yourself! Too much ignorance in this country!

Parents, aunts, uncles, grandparents need to step up!

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I can. American history is not a required subject in school and with so many schools having to cut things for budget, history is cut. Parents don't think it is their duty to teach anything.

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Can you believe there are a lot of the younger generation that don't even know WHY this day is celebrated?!

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