wy_kid_wrangler04 Posted March 14, 2012 Share Posted March 14, 2012 (edited) Dd 8th is doing modern history. We started with trying to make SOTW 4 work beefed up but that was way to babyish for her. So, since its late in the year I thought I would call and see what they had for High School World History that I might borrow and use as a spine. So, I get a call from the librarian saying she had my book ready. I went in there and it was an American History textbook. I told her I needed world history and she said "this is what they told me they used for world history" :001_huh: So, she called the high school world history teacher in for me to ask about it and he says "this is what we have used for World History since our students were not fairing well on end of year American History exams" :001_huh: :confused: So-- they just don't teach World History. I asked when they do teach World History and he says "Elementary is more community helpers and state history, 6th grade does a little bit of middle ages/ kings/queens 7th grade does Ancient Egypt and Pyramids and 8th grade does American History along with some government topics, 9th grade is geography, 10th grade is World Perspectives"-- I asked what that was and he said "Cultural Geography" I asked if that touched on history and he said "no, just cultural acceptance issues/racism" then he went on to say "11th grade is our World History/American History with this book here (and pointed to the American History book) and 12th grade is Government and Economics" They do "World History" with a book called The American Nation :001_huh: Is this normal? This really scares me. I asked- they do not teach WWI, WWII, the holocaust, nothing like that. He said "its to dark and we don't want to scar kids by teaching those things anymore. Since they stopped testing on it it has been cut out of our curriculum altogether" I guess there is no real point to my post. Just horrified by this. Can not believe it. Edited March 14, 2012 by wy_kid_wrangler04 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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