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If We Do Not Know of Our Beginning, How Can We Know Who We Are?

Conversations with educators at a national middle-school conference revealed that the American Revolution is all but ignored as part of the education requirement in many states.  Some explained that they teach the Revolution in elementary school.  Some didn’t seem to have any idea when, or if, it was taught.  Of the states represented only the New England states, Pennsylvannia, Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, and Hawaii indicated a requirement to teach this vital period in our history.  If we do not know of our beginning, how can we know who we are ?  How can we have any sense of direction as to where we are headed?

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