HIGH SCHOOL HISTORY – Short Essay, May 10-13

Read the following section from “Lies My Teacher Told Me; Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong,” by James W. Loewen (2018):

High School Students hate history. When they list their favorite subjects, history invariably comes in last. Students consider history “the most irrelevant” of twenty-one subjects commonly taught in high school. Bor-r-ring is the adjective they apply to it. When students can, they avoid it, even though most students get higher grades in history than in math, science, or English. Even when they are forced to take classes in history, they repress what they learn, so every year or two another study decries what our seventeen-year-olds don’t know…Continue reading “HIGH SCHOOL HISTORY – Short Essay, May 10-13”