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?