Alaska history should be taught to children in elementary school

Posted: Wednesday, December 22, 2004

I have some ideas, about our children's education to present to you!

Instead of cramming such a far reaching subject as Alaska history down a high schooler's throat - when their most important, personal, objective is to get through and out of the last three years of a long and boring school curriculum - why not introduce this rich subject to second- graders who are much more interested in learning about new subjects?

This is also a good time to introduce students to new languages.

Seven-year-olds love to interact with people whom they can learn from. So give them a chance to enjoy learning new things that will give them a chance to think early on.

Alaska history can be continued through elementary and middle school in order to gain the full benefit of this history from every aspect.

By the time students reach high school, they can choose what's important to them for their future with a greater source of information.

It's worth a thought.

Cheri Edwards


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