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  •  That's great! (2+ / 0-)
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    FloridaSNMOM, gizmo59

    It's funny, but I gave pretty much that dates/important people lecture to all my classes this week (although I called them high politics, economics and diplomacy and said there WERE some dates, like 1941 that would be helpful). It sounds like you're doing this exactly the way I would.

    -7.75, -8.10; . . . Seneca Falls, Selma and Stonewall (h/t cooper888)

    by Dave in Northridge on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 05:02:50 PM PST

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    •  I agree, some dates are important. (2+ / 0-)
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      But I don't think we need to memorize the date of every single battle we study either. Maybe it's just my dyscalculia that could never keep those dates straight anyway. But it's more important to know the years the war was fought, and what happened each year and why rather than X battle was fought on X month and X day of 1863.

      "Madness! Total and complete madness! This never would've happened if the humans hadn't started fighting one another!" Londo Mollari

      by FloridaSNMOM on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 05:13:43 PM PST

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    •  Last year I went to a historian's (1+ / 0-)
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      presentation (actually it was a course lecture) on the history of LGBT rights.  (For the record, the professor himself is straight.)  He brought up the Stonewall riots, and someone asked him for a year.  He said 1971 or 2.  I took the liberty of correcting him.

      -5.13,-5.64; If you gave [Jerry Falwell] an enema, you could bury him in a matchbox. -- Christopher Hitchens

      by gizmo59 on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 06:28:05 PM PST

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