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Chris Perrin, November 22, 2017 in
How to Teach History (Wes Callahan)
In his course on How to Teach History, Wes Callihan describes our modern disregard for the study of history–what do you think the dangers are to disregarding history?
I think there is a tremendous danger not only in disregarding the study of history, but also in disregarding the perspective with which history is taught. It seems that there is a tremendous gullibility among parents in our culture about what is being taught in history classes in the government schools and in the popular history textbooks written by committees. A high school history class is not just a history class. It is likely to contain bias and convey values we may or may not agree with it. To disregard the perspective with which a history class is taught is worse than disregarding the study of history completely. The danger of this is that we end up with a huge swath of the next generation that is misinformed and has skewed values and beliefs, which is far worse than mere ignorance of history.
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