should immigration be talked more about in history classes?
yes/no, with why
- 1 month ago
Why? because history is more than simply knowing your local history.
You need to know the histories of the people you are living alongside.
Students need to learn to be able to debate controversial and emotionally charged topics, such as the histories of people from other countries, and learn to discuss and debate those issues in a civilised and academic manner.
All kinds of migrations and invasions have happened throughout history, and many of the people we once were at war with, and considered the bad guys, now have descendants sitting alongside each other in classrooms.
The issues caused by this, are not going to go away, or simply be supressed, or simply be banned from discussing.
Supressing something simply results in ignorance and non intelligence, and no-one learns anything.
So yes, migrations, wars, invasions, conquests, they are all things that have happened, and have caused great resentments, and it is unfair to tell a person from a certain culture that it is wrong for him/her to feel this way.
It is not.
The person has a hang up about misconceptions in society regarding this persons culture.
The person wants to talk about the subject.
And school, is the perfect location for this subject to be discussed, and everyone can research and learn together, why things happened, what went wrong, and how it could be fixed, and the benefits of discussing those issues would hopefully result in friendships and understandings.
- Anonymous1 month ago
Immigration into which parts of the world, at which periods in history?
The entire white population of the Americas, North, South, and the Caribbean, is an immigrant population, none is older than 530 years old.
Most of the population of Europe is 'immigrant', in that there have been big movements of population in Europe in the last 2,000 years, some from outside Europe, thus doubling the 'immigratedness' of the Europeans now in the Americas.
Etc, across much of the world.
- Not ApplicableLv 61 month ago
I wasn't aware that it wasn't discussed that much, but then it has been a few years since I was in school. It should be discussed if for no other reason than the nation was largely developed by immigrants. Whether they arrived in the 16th century, over the Bering Strait land-bridge, or last year, the increased human presence in North America has altered its character forever.
- reeLv 41 month ago
I'm not aware how it doesn't get enough attention ... please explain.
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- Anonymous1 month ago
Population movement and adjustment is more a subject for geography classes.
- mokrieLv 71 month ago
No. Why? Everyone knows people have immigrated here or their ancestors did.