Today’s highly interesting read (06/05/19): Teaching kids about D-Day, or not

Members of an American landing unit help exhausted comrades ashore during the Normandy invasion, June 6, 1944. Photo: AP

Many schools are still in session this week. I wonder how many students will have the opportunity to learn about or discuss D-Day. My guess is few, and that’s extremely unfortunate.

From today’s read, an article by the Associated Press:

Kasey Turcol has just 75 minutes to explain to her high school students the importance of D-Day — and if this wasn’t the 75th anniversary of the turning point in World War II, she wouldn’t devote that much time to it. D-Day is not part of the required curriculum in North Carolina — or in many other states.

“History has taken a back seat” in the U.S. because of the focus on science and math classes, says Cathy Gorn, executive director of National History Day in College Park, Maryland.

Read the entire article here.

One thought on “Today’s highly interesting read (06/05/19): Teaching kids about D-Day, or not

  1. Pingback: D-Day’s anniversary is over. But it’s not. | This Just In… From Franklin, WI

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