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Old 09-22-2022, 09:35 AM
Location: Sun City West, Arizona
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Originally Posted by LauraC View Post
The one thing that bothers me a lot is History. As far as I know, their classes today are just as long as they were when I went to school, yet they have to learn more than 50 years of additional history than I had to learn. You know that saying that has to do with those who don't know history/the past are condemned to repeat it. As we move into the future, students will just get an overview of history simply because the class time hasn't been increased to learn more history commensurate with the increased amount of time that has elapsed. The leaders of the future will repeat past mistakes maybe with more dire consequences. I wonder if any country on earth has considered that.
I'll tell you what I saw more often than not...recent history -- let's say post Korean War/Vietnam War -- get short shrift.
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Old 09-23-2022, 11:28 AM
Location: In the house we finally own!
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In the mid 60s to the early 70s, elementary school through junior high (wasn't middle school then) in San Diego:
  • We did not have to buy school supplies, everything was provided. All you had to bring was your lunch or money to buy lunch.
  • There were no "teacher planning days." The only time we were off were federal holidays.
  • Girls were not allowed to wear pants, and your skirts could not be too short.
  • There were no vending machines. You could not eat before lunch time.
  • You went to the school in your neighborhood with all the other kids in your neighborhood. There was no bussing.
  • We were taught how to read a clock, and how to read and write in cursive.
  • We were not allowed to have backpacks, you had to just carry your books home in your arms.
  • We were graded on citizenship as well as academics.
  • We never had to sell candy, wrapping paper, or catalog items.
  • Every morning we said the Pledge of Allegiance, and in elementary we also sang My Country 'Tis of Thee.
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