According to the article, “Lawmakers Push to Ban ‘1619 Project’ From Schools”, The controversy over introducing it into high school and college and the government seeking to ban the materials in three states are just not right. I believe and agree with one of the social studies teachers about how education should open our minds, not close them. It’s very important to have access to information about past history. It’s important to teach them in class so that it encourages the kids to think for themselves and history does not repeat. Studying history can help improve our decision-making and judgment. History shows us models of good and responsible citizenship. History also teaches us how to learn from the mistakes of others. It makes them socially aware and socially responsible. Learning about slavery helps the kids gaining knowledge and an understanding of the past and present situation of African-descended people in the United States. This discipline enables students to critically examine, explore, and analyze the history of African-descended people.
Excellent choice of quote and discussion Tenzin. Please be sure however to put your post under the “comments” (right above my post). Click on “comments” , go to bottom to “reply”, and “post”