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Originally Posted by von Weltschmerz View Post
What I don't get tho is why everyone can say that Hitler is so bad when Stalin killed oodles more people...
That is one thing that is watered down until it is the total opposite. It seems like Stalin is downplayed and Hitler is made to look like the main "bad guy"

Originally Posted by Sydian View Post
Reading through this thread and most people mentioning that they were skimped out on certain historical events, I do want to add that history grows. We add more history as each day passes, and with that comes more things to go in history books. I imagine history to be the hardest to teach, because history is never going to end. I'm sure when our parents were in school, their lessons were more detailed than ours, because in our lifetime, we've had what they lived through added to our history books.

That in mind, it always bugged me when my step dad would get on to me for bad grades in history and be like, "it's just memorization it's not hard" and I'm like, "uhhhh do you know what all has been added since you were in school? excuse you."

So I kind of feel sorry for future generations, because like I said, more stuff is happening and the history curriculum grows and the details for different periods is going to diminish. Really sucks, you know, cause history is a cool subject.

This is just my observation anyway! Didn't mean to get too sidetracked with the education route, haha.
This post made me think a bit. The way history is taught, there is no way all of it can be covered and the more mankind progresses (or digresses) the more there will be to add. Although it does seem like a bit too much to ask for, I think that history shouldn't go into detail about everything of mankind but I do feel like things that effected history globally, maybe a mild overview of the history of each of the 6 populated continents, and a more detail history of the Country/continent you live in. Also that it shouldn't downplay things of historical value that make the course seem biased (i.e. make the Indians seem like savages or Germans look like Psychopaths) because really it just encourages things like prejudice.

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