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That's not an answer or it's the answer someone gives who doesn't really have any facts to back up their opinion.Forget "many". Just name 3 important things you think have been intentionally left out and not tauight.
1. Key people who played a big part in history 2. Black history is the most sugar coated thing I have ever learnt about in school, when they teach about slavery they don’t even touch the tip of the iceberg 3. The testing is so Anglo-American and Eurocentric 4. “Cristopher Columbus is a hero” 5. The education system fails to talk about racism, slavery, black history and that’s why so many people are ignorant to. I can lots hundreds of more examples.
I don't know what's taught in your school now but when I ws in high school, we learned about Crispus Attucks and the role blacks played in the American Revolution, we learned about the Civil War and the all black regiments that fought for the North, we learned about Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad. We learned about Frederick Douglass and George Washington Carver and Booker T. Washington and the Civil Rights movement and Martin Luther King Jr. I'd hardly call that a whitewashing of American History and nothing was sugar coated.If you think at the high school level as much time is going to be spent on Black History as general history or what you probably think of as "White" History, then you're kidding yourself and you will always be disappointed and never be happy but it's ridiculous to claim instruction about American history has been whitewashed. I'm not even sure you understand what the word actually means. More and more colleges are offering courses on African American history, some even offer majors dedicated to African American Studies. There will be plenty of chances to learn more about this if you really want to. And have you spoken to your High School's Principal about your concerns? If you haven't why haven't you?
You don’t understand this is a problem all over the country, sure you learn about all those things but it’s very one sided. It glorifies the wrong things and it doesn’t teach other things. Of course American history isn’t going to all be spend on slavery but at least talk about what really happened instead of sugar coating it and not talking about it.
We'll have to agree to disagree. I don't think the teaching of slavery in the United States is sugar coated and you certaibnly can't say it's sugar coated but also it's not talked about. Something can't be sugar coated if it's not being talked about at all.Regardless, sounds like you could have a career as an educator helping to change that if you feel as strongly about it as you seem to..
The curriculum is always different in each state, so I guess we will have to agree to disagree
And that's a good reason not to make overly broad generalizations about how it's taught in the entire country based on your own high school. Maybe adding "at my school" might have been helpful to avoid that.
America is not that old and they think it deserves the same attention as every other subject known to man! RIDICULOUS!