Is History A Lost Art?
I was watching a 60 minutes interview with historian David McCullough. In the interview, he said: We are children who are historically illiterate. He goes on to say that a student at a mid western university said to him, Until your talk today, I didn't know that the original 13 colonies were on the East cost. I have talked to students who didn't know who America fought in the Revolutionary war, or why America entered world war two. I remember my first history lessons were a home, mostly from my father and other members of the family. Maybe this is a lost part of our culture. McCullough believes that talking over the dinner table would do a great deal towards restoring at least the basic lessons of history to our young people.