Former Shows & Episodes

Family Connections

Susan Kane-Ronning

Family Connections – The History We Were Never Taught

Bill Bigelow, former high school educator and curriculum editor for Rethinking Schools, discusses America’s history that’s not taught in our schools. Bill explains why aspects of America’s history are left out, from Christopher Columbus to the Mexican-American War. He describes how leaving out and accurately portraying history impacts America’s children, and prevents equality and equity among minorities. Re-writing history keeps students from thinking deeply, and questioning broadly. In a fast-changing world of rapid globalization, we need children who are willing to question thoughtfully and compassionately!