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The Scientific Revolution in 90 Minutes

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Mei Flower thinks the world history curriculum she has to teach moves just a little too quickly:

For example, we are currently studying the Enlightenment, and our most recent section dealt with the Scientific Revolution. In 90 minutes, I had to talk about Ptolemy, Copernicus, Galileo, Kepler, Boyle, Newton, some guy who invented trigonometry, another guy who made advances in anatomy by dissecting human bodies, yet another guy who invented the decimal system, some guy who's the father of modern chemistry, a woman who wrote a book, Francis Bacon, the scientific method and Descartes. DESCARTES.

Well, good thing the Enlightenment wasn't all that important. ... Seriously, are there people out there running schools or education policy who don't think this sort of thing is a travesty?

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Perhaps it is about "covering" the material for those wonderful mandated tests.

Perhaps it is about "covering" the material for those wonderful mandated tests.

In an age of standardized testing that dos not include history this subject is no longer a priority. Reading, writing and Math are the only subjects that count in some districts. This is not to say that they are not important but the ideas of education was to create informed and well rounded citizens. We just need to find a balance.

I agree. I think that a lot of this has to do with standardized testing. They have taken complete control over the education system. Is their anyway that you go about teaching these topics how you want?

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