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Who owns history - Freshman Essays

Who owns history

Watch the video entitled “Who Owns History?” and then answer (via the Discussion Board) this question: Which “side” is “correct”? Why?

“Who Owns History?,” (26:10 mins./1994/Item #5436)

Your should state your position on the question, with supporting evidence from the video, your courses, or your personal experience.

Points to consider as you think about the question above:

  • Who owns history?
  • If the answer is “we” own history, then who are considered the “we”? Has the definition of “we” changed over time?
  • Is there a place in our schools for courses entitled “Women’s History,” “African American History,” “Native American History,” “Mexican American History,” and other such courses that focus on particular communities within the U.S.?
  • Is there a downside to such courses? If so, should they be eliminated? Why or why not?
  • What is the best argument for your point of view?