The other day our class started talking about WW2. Finally. This is the unit that I've been waiting to learn more about all year. Then Mr.McCusker said we would only spend a week on it. My initial reaction was, "what?!". This is the most significant war ever and we only get to spend a week on it. While we've been spending a lot more time on what, to me, seem like less important topics in American History. I've been learning about WW2 for years now but somehow every year there's someting new I discover. This either means that I haven't been paying attention to anything all these years or that we simply don't spend enough time on this epic war. And what I've noticed is that I always end up going online to learn more about it instead of learning it at school. Where I should be learning it.
Last year I took World History. I don't think we even got to WW2 in that class. Or we did but it was yet again not enough time. We were too busy learning about Chinese dynasties and whatnot. Mr.McCusker said that in Germany they don't teach much about WW2. That must really suck. Not spending enough time on it sucks enough. I've always liked learning about wars and I've always looked forward to it. It's one of the few things that I get excited about in school but I just don't think we spend enough time on it. I'm not sure how Mr.McCusker would have taught WW2 if we had more time left in the year but I really hope that next years class gets more time on it. What do you guys think?