If we do not at least talk of historical matters to our own family, there is a good chance the nation as we know it will be lost forever. The edges have already started falling into the sea. I talked to the Grand again last night and she said that is what her teacher said. He was told, by the 'powers that be' (school district official)"not to spend time on the founding of America". Skimming might be considered too much. He's expected to begin with the Civil War. Now, it's not that the school district cares a silly wig about the Civil War. It does believe the Civil War and the 'slavery'/EP issue to be the correct segue to the Civil Rights era. Of course we all KNOW this is when America began. (rolling eyes)
Forget the World Wars, Korea, Depressing Depression, they aren't important. This is not elementary school. This is 11th Grade!!!!!!!
I know, (and believe me, I did not want to know it was true), the History textbooks that are issued to the Elementary schools sit on a shelf in the classroom. The students do not open them. All reading and English lessons, and worded Math questions include a person who is Black, Latino, Asian, Native American and maybe every 10th one is White. Yes, each has value, but, it's not equal. Somehow this practice has been just adopted into the system and no one noticed. ??????? WTHeck?????? A couple of teachers call me to sub and they want me to spend the entire day on history. They do not have time because of the accelerated math, reading, computer skills lessons. They do still have Art, Music and PE. We're lucky our music teacher is a history buff. He does try to get the old songs into lessons so they'll at least have some clue. Like, The Erie Canal, Yankee Doodle---- it's enough to make ya wanna hit someone.
Those who do not know why, when, how we became a nation and have no idea who made it possible and what they decided would be the best rule of law to keep the nation afloat will never notice when that nation no longer exist.