Can we teach this instead?

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  • Can we teach this instead?


Answer #1 | 23/12 2013 07:10
Countries and religion change, and some civilizations which were very advanced and some powerful nations can became humble ones. But we should learn the true, to be aware that things can change and to became educated people.
Answer #2 | 23/12 2013 10:54
You're right, and a lot of inventions are wrongly accredited. (Edison and the light bulb, for example). Some of this stuff is more folklore than history. But the main problem is that history books, at least in the U.S., have always been heavily weighted toward European history, with not much about what was going on in the rest of the world. Part of this is because of lack of access to other parts of the world for a long time, and part of it is political. Our politicians think that emphasizing European history reinforces what they think are the "values" of our culture. It's very hard to get changes to these entrenched ideas. We're getting a little more attention to Mexican and Latin American history because of immigration to the U.S., and maybe eventually we'll get more attention to the Middle East and Africa. In the meantime, you could try writing some good children's books that turn these historical facts into fun things to learn (watch the movie Hugo, for example).
Answer #3 | 23/12 2013 11:01
No, it should not be.

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