And I mean actual history, not "the Pilgrims and the Indians were friends" Disneyfied history.
In SC my kids got the above version of History, they learned briefly (and incorrectly) about Columbus and the Pilgrims/Indians and that was IT for the whole year, it wasn't even history it was a side bar activity done around Thanksgiving and Columbus Day. Nothing else. At all in Elementary, I'm not sure about Middle School.
We moved to California in December and both of my kids are learning actual history (2nd & 5th grade). My 2nd Grader is learning about Vikings currently, before that it was the rise of Islam, before that it was the Middle Ages. My 5th grader is doing Explorers, next up is the American Colonies. I was at the 5th grader's conference yesterday and said that they didn't even teach history in elementary school in SC, the teacher was appalled. My kids weren't behind in any of this because I freaking LOVE History and we watch lots and lots of documentaries at home.
So now I'm wondering, if other states do History in elementary...ACTUAL history.