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Wed Apr 24, 2019, 01:18 PM

28. Do schools spend much time teaching 20th century history?

Not having kids, I really don't know, but my own high school experience a million years ago was that lots of class time was spent on the Civil War and western civilization, etc., but next to nothing on more recent history.

In fact, my first exposure to Jim Crow laws was on a field trip to Lincoln's New Salem, IL, not from our history teacher but from an African-American classmate who schooled the rest of us on the bus trip home.

I probably first heard the word "Holocaust" from the 1970s TV mini-series by the same name, not in class.

Judging from the poll's findings, nothing much has improved in the eons since I was in high school.

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