Goals in Study of U.S. History Light Firestorm
1994, Chicago Tribune, St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)
The goal is to wipe out all those groans and glazed-over looks that greet elementary and high school teachers when they bring up the topic of history.
The proposed solution, the nation learned last fall, is to let American students seek out their own history in pursuit of what their nation is all about.
Ask them to read Abigail Adams' letters to analyze how women's rights improved after the American Revolution. Let them create a skit about the lives of slave children based on books of the time. Have them find political cartoons of the late 19th century to examine intolerance of Catholic and Jewish immigrants.
That is the gist of the first proposed national …
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