Teachers to do away with teaching Ame...

Teachers to do away with teaching American history.....

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#1 Feb 4, 2010
...Will be replaced with "Environmentalism".

Schools: U.S. History Out, Environment In

February 3, 2010 - 1:34 PM | by: Lee Ross
Change often leads to controversy and that is certainly the case in North Carolina where an effort to revamp the state's education system has some people outraged that high school students will not learn enough American history.

The formula for teaching American history has been pretty simple. Start at the beginning and go forward. But a new proposal under review in North Carolina threatens to disrupt that standard teaching philosophy.

"If our students don't know what happened in world history, and if they don't know what happened in U.S. history from George Washington's presidency all the way up through the Civil War, then they will not be able to grasp the big picture," said Mike Belter, a Social Studies teacher in North Carolina.

The state's on-going curriculum review hits all subjects but it's the proposed changes for high school students learning social studies that have provoked fears. Under the new guidelines, students will graduate without learning enough about world history and key parts of American history including Abraham Lincoln, westward expansion or much else that happened before 1877 when Reconstruction ended, critics say.

"We are certainly not trying to go away from American history. What we are trying to do is figure out a way to teach it where students are connected to it. Where they see the big idea. Where they are able to make connections and draw relationships between parts of our history and the present day so the students who see it as relevant," said Rebecca Garland of the N.C. Department of Public Instruction.

Right now, high school students learn world history in the ninth grade, civics and economics in the tenth and the entirety of U.S. history in the eleventh grade. Under the proposed change, all ninth graders wouldn't study world history. Instead, they''ll have to take a course called Global Studies focusing on the modern issues like the environment.

Tenth graders will still get Civics and Economics, while the junior year U.S. history class would start in 1877. State officials say events prior to that year will be taught before high school and also incorporated into the sophomore year Civics class.

Education officials acknowledge this is a big change but believe it will allow them to connect with a standard of teaching based on a new national initiative called called Common Core which emphasizes standards to help prepare students with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in college and careers and to be prepared to compete globally.

"The whole notion of the common core is fewer, clearer and more in depth standards. So that our students remember what's important," Garland said.

" I'm all for a global outlook but it should not be at the expense of American history and learning about American institutions and ideas. And unfortunately this curriculum does just that," said Terry Stoops, an Education Expert and member of the John Locke Foundation.

North Carolina officials are quick to emphasize that the proposal is just that--a proposal. And they are encouraging feedback from teachers and the public about the plan.
Still Amused

Huntsville, TN

#2 Feb 4, 2010
North Carolina officials are quick to emphasize that the proposal is just that--a proposal. And they are encouraging feedback from teachers and the public about the plan.

“www.tntaxrevolt. org”

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#3 Feb 4, 2010
The very idea of them even toying with the idea of doing away with the teaching of American history is disturbing enough.

Of course, that is what liberals want...They don't want children educated as to how and why this country was founded and them taught of their rights and freedoms.
Still Amused

Huntsville, TN

#4 Feb 4, 2010
"We are certainly not trying to go away from American history. What we are trying to do is figure out a way to teach it where students are connected to it.

Drama queen. The sky is NOT falling.

Since: Sep 09

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#5 Feb 4, 2010
Still Amused wrote:
"We are certainly not trying to go away from American history. What we are trying to do is figure out a way to teach it where students are connected to it.
Drama queen. The sky is NOT falling.
Whine, whine, whine, about someone's post. Did your post's here help one person on the planet? Nope. LOL!

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#6 Feb 4, 2010
Little Crab Bound wrote:
...Will be replaced with "Environmentalism".
Schools: U.S. History Out, Environment In
February 3, 2010 - 1:34 PM | by: Lee Ross
Change often leads to controversy and that is certainly the case in North Carolina where an effort to revamp the state's education system has some people outraged that high school students will not learn enough American history.
The formula for teaching American history has been pretty simple. Start at the beginning and go forward. But a new proposal under review in North Carolina threatens to disrupt that standard teaching philosophy.
"If our students don't know what happened in world history, and if they don't know what happened in U.S. history from George Washington's presidency all the way up through the Civil War, then they will not be able to grasp the big picture," said Mike Belter, a Social Studies teacher in North Carolina.
The state's on-going curriculum review hits all subjects but it's the proposed changes for high school students learning social studies that have provoked fears. Under the new guidelines, students will graduate without learning enough about world history and key parts of American history including Abraham Lincoln, westward expansion or much else that happened before 1877 when Reconstruction ended, critics say.
"We are certainly not trying to go away from American history. What we are trying to do is figure out a way to teach it where students are connected to it. Where they see the big idea. Where they are able to make connections and draw relationships between parts of our history and the present day so the students who see it as relevant," said Rebecca Garland of the N.C. Department of Public Instruction.
Right now, high school students learn world history in the ninth grade, civics and economics in the tenth and the entirety of U.S. history in the eleventh grade. Under the proposed change, all ninth graders wouldn't study world history. Instead, they''ll have to take a course called Global Studies focusing on the modern issues like the environment.
Tenth graders will still get Civics and Economics, while the junior year U.S. history class would start in 1877. State officials say events prior to that year will be taught before high school and also incorporated into the sophomore year Civics class.
Education officials acknowledge this is a big change but believe it will allow them to connect with a standard of teaching based on a new national initiative called called Common Core which emphasizes standards to help prepare students with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in college and careers and to be prepared to compete globally.
"The whole notion of the common core is fewer, clearer and more in depth standards. So that our students remember what's important," Garland said.
" I'm all for a global outlook but it should not be at the expense of American history and learning about American institutions and ideas. And unfortunately this curriculum does just that," said Terry Stoops, an Education Expert and member of the John Locke Foundation.
North Carolina officials are quick to emphasize that the proposal is just that--a proposal. And they are encouraging feedback from teachers and the public about the plan.
Stupid proposals like this have the nasty habit of becoming policy in Amerika.
inxs

Columbia, SC

#7 Feb 4, 2010
Still Amused wrote:
"We are certainly not trying to go away from American history. What we are trying to do is figure out a way to teach it where students are connected to it.
Drama queen. The sky is NOT falling.
pull your thong from under your chin and put the crown dow.History is fading fast in our schools.....
AmericanHistory

Jamestown, TN

#8 Feb 4, 2010
Little Crab Bound wrote:
The very idea of them even toying with the idea of doing away with the teaching of American history is disturbing enough.
Of course, that is what liberals want...They don't want children educated as to how and why this country was founded and them taught of their rights and freedom
Yes, it's important that American History be taught. The proposal states that the pre 1877 history will be taught before high school. Many times that one period of history is taught repeatedly; some continuity is needed.

“www.tntaxrevolt. org”

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#9 Feb 4, 2010
Still Amused wrote:
"We are certainly not trying to go away from American history. What we are trying to do is figure out a way to teach it where students are connected to it.
LOL!! Think about what you jut said.

How much more connected does one have to be? You were born in America...you have ancestors that were born here and fought in wars, etc, etc.

If you are an immigrant, you are connected with the same longing for Freedom and LIBERTY that those that passed through Ellis island were wanting.

What Liberals like you are actually saying is YOU and YOUR GUYS have a DISCONNECT with AMERICA and AMERICAN VALUES.

Just like Obama and the Socialists that now call themselves "progressives"....yo u have a huge disdain and gut wrenching hatred for the Constitution and the foundations that this country was built upon.

You guys see the teaching of American history in relation to World History as a threat to your existence because yo are afraid that some of them will realize that THEY WANT FREEDOM AND LIBERTY like our founding fathers did and those that fought and died to attain it.

So far, in all of your and "gid's" rants and lunatic diatribes, you guys have yet to once profess a love for freedom and liberty and the will to preserve it.

You guys are the ones our founding father's warned us about.
Still Amused

Crossville, TN

#10 Feb 5, 2010
You're just looking for a reason to get all dramatic about something that you can find a way to bitch about. They're still teaching American history, they don't plan on cutting it out of their curriculum, they're just talking about placing more emphasis on American history BEFORE high school and teaching more World history IN high school. Quit being such a drama queen about every little minutiae that you can find to freak out about.

As far as me hating the Constitution, it was YOUR president that trampled all over it and called it "just a g-d piece of paper." Warrantless wiretapping? 4th Amendment? Don't be such a hypocrite.
what say you

Columbia, SC

#11 Feb 6, 2010
Still Amused wrote:
You're just looking for a reason to get all dramatic about something that you can find a way to bitch about. They're still teaching American history, they don't plan on cutting it out of their curriculum, they're just talking about placing more emphasis on American history BEFORE high school and teaching more World history IN high school. Quit being such a drama queen about every little minutiae that you can find to freak out about.
As far as me hating the Constitution, it was YOUR president that trampled all over it and called it "just a g-d piece of paper." Warrantless wiretapping? 4th Amendment? Don't be such a hypocrite.
actually wiertapping has been going on in this country for many years F.D.R. used wire taps during WW2 and every president has used them fo one reason or another including L.B.J. Nixon,J.F.K.
even Jimmy Carter....
butterfly4892003

Livingston, TN

#12 Feb 6, 2010
Little Crab Bound wrote:
...Will be replaced with "Environmentalism".
Schools: U.S. History Out, Environment In
February 3, 2010 - 1:34 PM | by: Lee Ross
Change often leads to controversy and that is certainly the case in North Carolina where an effort to revamp the state's education system has some people outraged that high school students will not learn enough American history.
The formula for teaching American history has been pretty simple. Start at the beginning and go forward. But a new proposal under review in North Carolina threatens to disrupt that standard teaching philosophy.
"If our students don't know what happened in world history, and if they don't know what happened in U.S. history from George Washington's presidency all the way up through the Civil War, then they will not be able to grasp the big picture," said Mike Belter, a Social Studies teacher in North Carolina.
The state's on-going curriculum review hits all subjects but it's the proposed changes for high school students learning social studies that have provoked fears. Under the new guidelines, students will graduate without learning enough about world history and key parts of American history including Abraham Lincoln, westward expansion or much else that happened before 1877 when Reconstruction ended, critics say.
"We are certainly not trying to go away from American history. What we are trying to do is figure out a way to teach it where students are connected to it. Where they see the big idea. Where they are able to make connections and draw relationships between parts of our history and the present day so the students who see it as relevant," said Rebecca Garland of the N.C. Department of Public Instruction.
Right now, high school students learn world history in the ninth grade, civics and economics in the tenth and the entirety of U.S. history in the eleventh grade. Under the proposed change, all ninth graders wouldn't study world history. Instead, they''ll have to take a course called Global Studies focusing on the modern issues like the environment.
Tenth graders will still get Civics and Economics, while the junior year U.S. history class would start in 1877. State officials say events prior to that year will be taught before high school and also incorporated into the sophomore year Civics class.
Education officials acknowledge this is a big change but believe it will allow them to connect with a standard of teaching based on a new national initiative called called Common Core which emphasizes standards to help prepare students with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in college and careers and to be prepared to compete globally.
"The whole notion of the common core is fewer, clearer and more in depth standards. So that our students remember what's important," Garland said.
" I'm all for a global outlook but it should not be at the expense of American history and learning about American institutions and ideas. And unfortunately this curriculum does just that," said Terry Stoops, an Education Expert and member of the John Locke Foundation.
North Carolina officials are quick to emphasize that the proposal is just that--a proposal. And they are encouraging feedback from teachers and the public about the plan.
I Believe that is ridiculous if our young people do not know about the history of how our coutry came about and the mistakes that were made as well as the good that was done then they are bound to make the same mistakes or worse, and maybe or maybe not do better. Our country was founded on the forfathers of our history. What is really going on?

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