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When you read an elementary or high school history book you get the same general idea In 1492 Christopher Columbus sailed the ocean blue These books have to follow the standards called National History Guidelines Should we change these guidelines to reveal the not so hidden facts about history This topic is very controversial There are many reasons why and why not we should teach by the History Guidelines Using them means controlling childrens minds however without them we could raise new topics in history and re-educate teachers How do you control someones thinking Actually I feel that you cant If you control the knowledge that you teach someone you can impose one point of view of the way you want him or her to see it It is a very important observation that if you can control history if you can decide whats in peoples history and what is left out you can order their thinking Hulot 07 The people who can accomplish this can and will control what you know about the past and your knowledge in your future It is true that we cant sometimes control history but we have the power to educate youths about the hidden truth so they may become more independent thinkers Imagine a child to become an independent thinker Wow Imagine how many more Martin Luther Kings and Thomas Paines their would be in the future After all they did have a distorted picture of America and knew about the hidden facts Lets just take one point in history and imagine it eas taught without these guidelines Right now you probably believe that to celebrate Columbus Day is patriotic To doubt Columbus Day would be unpatriotic Zinn 07 With the way youth thinks is in 1492 Columbus sailed the ocean blue This story is about as complete as Swiss cheese This is because hidden facts are not mentioned in these guidelines When
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