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Should NC high schools throw out U.S. history to teach on evironmental issues?

IMO this is appalling to even think of doing ..Why would they want to toss aside History?

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tnmomofive

Asked by tnmomofive at 2:43 PM on Feb. 4, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • tnmomofive

    Answer by tnmomofive at 2:43 PM on Feb. 4, 2010

  • Because they want us to repeat history.
    I can't imagine kids not learning U.S. history.
    QuinnMae

    Answer by QuinnMae at 2:44 PM on Feb. 4, 2010

  • oops *environmental*
    tnmomofive

    Answer by tnmomofive at 2:46 PM on Feb. 4, 2010

  • It's hard for people to make a stand against something if they never learn about it. Doesn't it make it easier to force pregressive ideas down lilttle ones throats that way? I mean if they never learn what we were founded on and what this Nation is really about then they can never really question things..
    mamakirs

    Answer by mamakirs at 2:47 PM on Feb. 4, 2010

  • I'm from NC. I agree with a portion of their reasoning. I really don't think one year is long enough to cover from the Native Americans all the way until present time. I think they should split it into two years and just do two years of US History and combine it with the class we call ELP (economics, legal and political systems - basically a civics class) which would work well into a US History class. Many of our college bound highschoolers take a 2nd year of US History at the AP level anyway - why not just move the graduation requirements to 4 years of history instead of 3?
    missanc

    Answer by missanc at 2:50 PM on Feb. 4, 2010

  • If they want Federal and State money, they won't be able to.
    urkiddingright

    Answer by urkiddingright at 3:06 PM on Feb. 4, 2010

  • I'm in NC and I think it's ridiculous.
    momjoy1027

    Answer by momjoy1027 at 3:36 PM on Feb. 4, 2010

  • thats stupid. really, really stupid. they would be cutting out the most important parts of US History if the didnt start till 1877! most high schools make you take 3 years of social studies, so why not make it 4 like English classes? or throw it into a Govt or Civics class?

    i guess most ppl dont remember 90% of what they learned in history class anyways...its just sad that they are even talking about doing this.
    okmanders

    Answer by okmanders at 3:50 PM on Feb. 4, 2010

  • Of course they should. The dumber we keep the masses the more likely they will swallow the empty fluff of people like Obama.
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 7:09 PM on Feb. 4, 2010

  • They are just taking what they started to the next level. They have been rewriting history for decades. Environmental studies belong in the science room, not the history / social studies room.

    It is truly frightening what they are doing to our children in the government schools.
    29again

    Answer by 29again at 10:11 PM on Feb. 4, 2010

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