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North Carolina Schools May Cut Chunk Out of U.S. History Lessons
Wednesday, February 03, 2010
By Molly Henneberg-Fox News

“He may be the president who governed during the Civil War, freeing the slaves, but under a new curriculum proposal for North Carolina high schools, U.S. history would begin years after President Lincoln, with the presidency of Rutherford B. Hayes in 1877.

State education leaders say this may help students learn about more recent history in greater depth.
“We are certainly not trying to go away from American history,” Rebecca Garland, the chief academic officer for North Carolina Department of Public Instruction , told Fox News. “What we are trying to do is figure out a way to teach it where students are connected to it, where they see the big idea, where they are able to make connections and draw relationships between parts of our history and the present day.”

As the North Carolina curriculum stands now, ninth-grade students take world history, 10th-graders study civics and economics and 11th-graders take U.S. history going back to the country’s founding. Under the proposed change, the ninth-graders would take a course called global studies, focusing in part on issues such as the environment. The 10th grade still would study civics and economics, but 11th-graders would take U.S. history only from 1877 onward.”

JRP comment-

Well, I guess they have a point. I mean, really, what happened from 1600 to 1877 that is of any significance or relevance to today’s 11th grader in North Carolina? I don’t see what the fuss is all about.

North Carolina, listen up. This is your Scott Brown moment.(Scott Brown is an adjective.)Do not let it pass. I bet when you stop to think about it, there are many things like this that have been happening to you and your children. They happen at school, in sports, and at the town, county and state level. Take your rights back. That’s right, take them back. It’s time for administrators and bureaucrats to be put back in their boxes. You need to Scott Brown the Board of Education. (Scott Brown is a verb.) The people are watching this one. Carpe diem.

  • Anonymous

    >Wouldn't they learn about 1600 – 1877 in Middle School or boarding school? Life doesnt start at high school, except for the hormones.

  • Jim Pierce

    >Anonymous- I'm not sure boarding school is an option for most 11th graders in North Carolina's public school system. And as regards learning about our founding fathers and events leading up to and through the Civil War, there is far too much complexity to teach this subject in middle school.

  • Conservative Pup

    >Hi Jim!

    Wanted to thank you for coming by my blog yesterday and leaving a comment. I love your blog, the look, your writing style, your photos and captions. Great job!

    I wrote on this too; it is amazing but I suppose not surprising that one of the left's goals is to erase from America's history any mention of a liberty-loving, thinking, innovative people with a work ethic and what they accomplished in fighting for and achieving their independence.

    I loved how you used "Scott Brown" as an adjective and as a verb. Perfect.

    Thanks again for coming by, hope you make it back again. I'll definitely be back here.

  • Jim Pierce

    >Conservative Pup- Thanks for that and look forward to your visits.

    Jim

  • Cynthia Cronk

    >What are they kidding? Forget the founding fathers of our nation and everyone and everything upon which this nation is built? That is pathetic. American History teachers everywhere should be up in arms and standing in revolt.