Knowledge of world history is essential for today's students, who will be competing in an increasingly global workplace, according to Stanley Holmes, a recently retired high-school world history and sociology teacher. In this commentary, he writes about a change to history education standards in Utah by the state's Office of Education that allows the condensing of world history lessons into one semester. "Ultimately, students are denied the depth and breadth of knowledge required for global competence," he writes.
Is one semester of world history lessons enough for students?
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