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Should History in school be dropped or compressed

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Started: 2/25/2017 Category: Education
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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In school, there is tremendous time spend by teaching kids the history. All the names, dates, etc. outside of just knowing the basics and having access to Google, should we teach History in school? Should we instead compress history curriculum by 90%?
With World getting smaller, and with so many valuable insights we can learn from our past, History is really important. Kids need to understand history as they will be future leaders of our country.


In the age of twitter, and since google is also available - having kids memorize dates is a waste of time. Instead they should use that time to learn to code or how to use cognitive computing training. History lessons should be limited to a small fraction of current curriculum, dummarizing key political figures, lessons, and providing optional opportunity to learn more as an elective.
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Posted by whiteflame 3 years ago
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3 points to Pro (Arguments). Reasons for voting decision: I agree with DboPoint that history is important.

[*Reason for removal*] This is not an RFD. Agreeing with one specific point made by one side is not an explanation for how or why they won the debate in the eyes of the voter.
Posted by TheUnexaminedLife 3 years ago
History isn't about knowing dates and facts, what we can find on Google, but knowing about past ways of reasoning and how our modern society was caused in so that we can change things today in a positive way. We learn from the past, not from dates...
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Vote Placed by paintballvet18 3 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro brings up really good points about insight provided by history, but Con ultimately wins. All the Pro's net benefits are won by the internet in the Con's advocacy. Argument points to Con. Nothing else can be awarded.

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