The history lessons must be canceled
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1) It doesn't develop student's critical thinking. It happens so, because the methods of learning history are unsatisfactory. The teacher doesn't let students to think by their own heads, it isn't necessary, because the way of checking knowledge is only multiple tests, which doesn't show the real knowledge. It just depends of a luck or cheating skills.
2) There is a lack of good history teachers. Most of teachers just turn the students into a receivers of information. And this information is taken from the school textbooks. It students want, they could learn history without teacher, because teachers doesn't give them extra information.
3) Some people and events could be understand wrongly. It could be the reason of creation of some stereotypes. Moreover, it could be a reason of conflicts, racism and etc. One of the brightest example is migration of the Jews from the Germany in 1938.
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1) First off, Pro states that history is taught to students in an uncaring, laborious, and
mechanical manner. And I'm sure that's true in some school districts and maybe in some
states, but that doesn't mean that all teachers give lessons in that manner, or that all
history curriculum's are boring. Furthermore, he also states that learning history somehow
stifles students' ability to think freely, due to the fact that they have to take multiple
choice tests in order to receive a passing grade.That notion is misguided, however,
because many other subjects use multiple choice tests to gauge student progress, and
multiple choice tests, though far from perfect, are a fairly good way to judge students'
understanding. They show that students have remembered certain critical concepts. Also,
almost every history class has students write essays as well, so students do have a chance
to use their own knowledge and creativity.
2) My opponent also states that there is a lack of "good history teachers." Maybe he has
had bad experiences with inept history teachers, but a shortage of competent history
teachers does not mean history classes should be removed from school, rather that better
teachers should be hired or that schools should receive more funding. And again, there
are shortages of good MATH and ENGLISH teachers too; does that mean we shouldn't teach
those? I think not!
3) I'm a bit confused by what my opponent is trying to say. The only way history could be
"misunderstood" is if is deliberately mistaught ! Or if its student are completely unintelligent,
in which case they're likely to be racist regardless. And, I do know that many Jews fled
Germany in the 1930's and 1940's, but how exactly does teaching that create stereotypes
or show that history should be discontinued from schools? Are you suggesting (and I
sincerely hope not), that the teaching of the Holocaust has somehow created racial
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Vote Placed by NiqashMotawadi3 3 years ago
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