Ambleside emphasizes Anglo and “western” history. Would the diversity of the US be better perceived by focusing only on US history?
Donna-Jean’s response: About the inclusion of British history in the curriculum. Those of us who are Americans on this list may wonder about the wisdom of this. The more I think about it, the more I realize that what we are offering our children is, in actuality, the History of Western Civilization. From the beginnings in ancient history (Greece and Rome), through England and then into the New World, the story of western civilization is the cradle of the freedoms we value today. I am someone who treasures the diversity of this country. On any given sunny morning, I can hear my next-door neighbors outside, speaking Chinese to one another. During our Heritage Day parade Saturday morning (our town celebrates the 4th of July on the weekend before the 4th, for reasons which totally escape me 🙂 several groups participated (with floats, special costumes, etc.) that represent large numbers of people who came from other countries, such as an Indian group, and a Chinese group. A large section
- Ambleside emphasizes Anglo and "western" history. Would the diversity of the US be better perceived by focusing only on US history?
- How were the Umayyads perceived in al-Andalus after their tumultuous history in the East?
- Who is the father of history and the first great historian of the western world?