HistoryRemix: Post Hole History

I call this type of historical study “post hole” history. Interesting what Marc Aronson writes in The Textbook Problem: Is It Possible to Teach World History in High School? (NonFiction Matter).

I wonder if it would make more sense to make world history be an in depth view of any one culture — pick it out of a hat — tracing the real links that culture had with others, train kids in how to learn and know; then, at the end of the year, give them a hint of the riches and wonders of other times, places, and cultures. Dig deep, open minds, trust in curiosity for future courses. Or, divvy up the world, and, at the end of the years, spend a month having different classes meet, talk, compare and contrast, find connections.


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