History – politicized and substandard education system based on pop culture

Momzoo and I (mostly Momzoo) in an attempt to protect our children from the progressive movement, have started to home school on of our punk kids. And in the process we have been looking for good history books that actually teach history instead of political agendas. We thought we had found such a book. The series is “A History of US”, in the first book, “The First Americans – Prehistory–1600” there is a statement that proves we may have made the wrong choice. Here is the statement:

In fact, so many animals go killed that some of them became extinct. (that means they all died out.) But, in most cases, their disappearance wasn’t because of hunters…. More than 100 species of animals became extinct between 6,000 and 10,000 years ago. No one knows why all of them died. Perhaps they were infected by germs carried by humans. Maybe hunters killed to many of some species.

That was to bad, because there was so much food on the land that people could make choices: to catch fish or dig for clams and oysters or gather nuts and berries and roots.. [pg. 20.]

See my point here. This HISTORY book talks about extinct animals, and then states that it was not because of hunters. But then says that it is sad that hunting was bad because of the other food sources (I guess fish, clams and oysters don’t count).

In a recent article in the Pravda (a Russian newspaper), there was an editorial written that talks about the fall of the US into Marxism. I quote, “First, the population was dumbed down through a politicized and substandard education system based on pop culture, rather then the classics. Americans know more about their favorite TV dramas then the drama in DC that directly affects their lives. They care more for their “right” to choke down a McDonalds burger or a BurgerKing burger than for their constitutional rights. Then they turn around and lecture us about our rights and about our “democracy”. Pride blind the foolish. ” [Source: pravda.ru]

This is a perfect example of teaching the pop culture instead of the classics. Instead of the history book just identifying the facts, an opinion was added. And that opinion is a POP CULTURE opinion, that of Eating Meat is bad and will lead to the extinction of a species.

If the Russians can see this, why are we as Americans so blind to it.

The article also then goes on to point out that our “faith in God was destroyed”, read the newspapers and you can see that is the case. We are trying to take God out of everything in public view. And then they point out that “spending and money printing” will also cause our down fall.

Wake up America…

Comments

  1. History is the area that I'm struggling with as far as how to approach it with our kids. I'm really thinking that the approach I might take is to decide on certain time periods or geographical areas, do my own research on the topics, then present the facts as correctly as I can find them – not just focusing on only one book or series. Another approach I've considered is to let them read whatever history materials I decide on, but then when we come across something like what you've described here I think it's perfectly acceptable to teach them that "this is what certain members of society think, but the gospel teaches us this other way…" I'm still mulling it over. I've read somewhere about a course based on creationism, but I have to track it back down.

  2. If I were you I would also let them know what these things are. Let them know about political agends interlaced in everything. If you don't they are in for a shock! Just stick to facts, but tell them everything.

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