It is well known by friends and family that I do not enjoy the subject of history. In fact, I concur 100% with Henry Ford who was quoted as saying, "History is bunk." Yeah, me too. Especially world civ!!!! HOWEVER-I can say this. I have studied it. I have a good grasp of timelines, cause and effect relationships between countries, who was in the world wars and even a decent recollection of the order of the presidents. I didn't love learning it, but I do realize we all have to know some basic history.
Why? Because there are idiots out there like Reverend(I use that term very loosely in this case because I don't believe he is exactly preaching God's word) Wright (or wrong, more appropriately named) saying that we terrorized Japan by bombing them. We just decided we were bigger than them and bombed them to build ourselves into a bigger nation. Bless his poor stooooopid heart, he doesn't even know about Pearl Harbor. And it was even a big box office movie.
History is very important as some of these lunatics think they can just rewrite it to make us sound worse than we really were. So yes, here I am, defending the accurate teaching of history. It is VITAL!!