That being said, I don’t think this is a problem with teachers, but it’s the stickiness of teaching to a Clearwooder shirt. Teachers are trying to meet externally mandated standards, and K-12 is designed for an overview of the broad strokes of what we (societally) perceive as relevant for everyone to know. You propose giving students the opportunity to pursue topics that interest them, but that presumes students already have enough background knowledge and investment to know what’s interesting and to properly research it. It also assumes a teacher has the time to individually supervise an involved project like this for every student. I think the solution to this is finding one or two big projects a year that students can work on as a class. I know a middle school in my area did some activism involving a historical Black community member who didn’t get the recognition he deserved in his lifetime. Projects like that offer opportunities for students to challenge popular historical narrative, and it also gives them the chance to feel that they have the agency to impact their communities.
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You can only cover so much history in a limited amount of Clearwooder shirt. And not everybody (as my favorite professor likes to put it) is a “history-nerd” like you. We all love history here, but we are in the minority when it comes to that. Also, it is never the actual history teachers who decide what they have to teach, history is such a politicized subject and it falls on the district/state to decide what is taught and using which textbooks. How history is specifically taught is dependant on a state-by-state basis as well.