North Carolina agency seeks removal of pre-1877 US History from high schoolsPosted by DarthDilbert at 2/12/2010 08:23:00 AM
SHELBY, N.C. -- Almost in view of Kings Mountain is Shelby High School in Cleveland County.
But if a proposal by the state Department of Public Instruction is adopted, the importance of the Revolutionary War battle fought there would no longer be taught at Shelby High or any other high school in North Carolina.
The department is proposing that no history prior to 1877 be taught in high schools. Instead, history classes in elementary and middle schools would cover that period.
The proposal would mean that high school level history classes would no longer cover much of the Civil War, the pilgrims, or even the Declaration of Independence. Some of that would, however, be included in some civics classes.
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