American schoolchildren are learning half-truths and hatred from sources that masquerade as neutral and objective.
Why South Asia Studies Faculty Are Wrong about Hindu "Revisionism" and Indian History in California's Schools
If you are a teacher, school official, or perhaps even a student or parent in California, you have probably heard about the controversy that has raged for a decade about how India and Hinduism are depicted in California's History lessons.
Alexander von Humboldt was one of the greatest scientists of his time, a world-renowned figure for his many scientific discoveries, a revolutionary in his philosophical endeavors, a superb and extremely prolific writer and a friend and mentor to many other greats, not the least of whom were Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Thomas Jefferson, Simón Bolívar and Charles Darwin.
For me, as a rabbi and millennial, the 50th anniversary of Nostra Aetate's promulgation evokes an odd mixture of upset and profound gratitude.
No matter what your score, I wanted to make the point that for the most part, students are not given the opportunity to discuss important issues, concepts, and personalities related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) issues in the required curriculum in the K-12 classrooms of the United States.
There have been large and protracted actions defined as battles that have lasted weeks, months, or years. But if we want to narrow the definition of "battle" to be defined as a single uninterrupted moment of conflict, then September 12, 1683 is a strong contender.
The U.S. now stood alone. Initially, Washington was stunned. After all, as one observer put it, "the end of history" had been reached -- and there, amid the rubble of other systems and powers, lay an imperial version of liberal democracy and a capitalist system freed of even the thought of global competitors and constraints. Or so it seemed.
Who would have thought that educators from Japan, whose school system is always paraded before the American public as one that the United States should emulate, would actually visit New York City to learn how to improve education in Japanese schools?
European history, it was clear, is living history. When it finally came time to learn about the ancient Mesoamerican cultures, I learned instead was what they didn't do. It began with their non-invention of the wheel.
Schich's team pulled information from Freebase, a database of historical figures. The mapping starts in 600 B.C., around
Just this past week, disturbing reports came in about the ongoing violence around the world, and the genocidal violence now taking place in the Central African Republic. As a guest of the State Department, I recently visited Cambodia and later traveled to Vietnam, and was reminded of the tragic history of genocide in the region.
Today, over 400,000 American Muslims constituents across the State of Florida are fighting a decisive battle against ignorance, intolerance and indifference in the Florida State Legislature. Sen. Hays has placed a special burden on our legislators to negotiate complex issues brought on by SB 864.
Josh looks into what may have happened in United States history had JFK been alive to serve a second term.
The relationships of cultures are not so very different from the relationships of individuals.