Personally i think it is sacrosanct for kids to first know the history of their land, her struggles, her pains, her glory, her successes and everything that encompasses their country as a whole before learning any other thing.
A famous quote by George Santayana would suffice in this case. The quote which says" those Who do not remember their past are condemned to repeat it". This simply means that Teaching every kid about the history of their country would help preserve the future of the country because if you don't know where you're coming from you can't know where you're going owing to the fact that the past determines what happens in the future.
Making it a must for kids to learn the history of their country is ensuring that the Country continues to grow and move further even when the kids grow to become leaders because whether the adults like it or not their time would come and go and it would be the time for the present kids to take over and in order for them not to make the mistakes their fathers made it is important they know every bit of their country's history.
I think a person's history or the history of the land an individual is from is part of such individual's identity, so is very good that every kids or Every individual have a knowledge of their history.
Regardless of whether the child has known other things or not, the history of such child's land must be told to him/her consistently so that such child doesn't forget such aspect of his/her identity. History is very important and every child should be told their true history from a very young age
Yes! I strongly recommend this kind of practice for every parent and teachers to enable their kids know about the history of their land as this will enable them to know more about their land. This will also add more to the children knowledge such that they are able to know about different people of history related to their land, they are also able to know how their land came into existence, they are also able to know some specific rules and regulations which must be abided by them, they are able to know how precious or special their land is and many other different benefits.
In my country, while I was in my junior secondary school we were taught most of these things in school and I don't really know if this kind of practice is still going on. I have learnt different things that has to do with my land at a very tender age and I am very proud I learnt it.
In conclusion, it's very important we develop such habit as it enables all kids to know more about their land and they are also able to describe more about their land with other people wherever they meet themselves.
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There is what we call formal and informal education. The formal is taught in school while the informal at home mostly by parents. This informal education teaches a child moral, culture , religion and sometimes school related subject. Parents are actually responsible in telling children stories they need know about their land or culture and so far,they try Ernestly to ensure children have such guides.
If a child should be able to read about his or her land or culture then he first need a formal education, because it's from formal educations that children learn to read and grow to a level where they could retain certain information. This makes formal education vital in enabling a child to comprehend other subjects regarding him and his culture.
Sometimes even parents know little about their land and culture but then through books that have been made available, children get most knowledge about their religion, culture and land from schools where they are taught social studies relating to the society and environment they live in.
Again, if a child was to be taught about his land before going for formal education, imagine he needs to learn about his land for 3 years, this will lengthen the period to which a child should have completed his formal stories , making a child start his nursery education at 6. Formal and informal education can be combined, where a child learns at home and in school at the same time.
There is an interesting quote from a Father of Indonesian Education (Ki Hajar Dewantara): "Education is given to be able to foster a sense of love for the land of birth (homeland), not to foster hatred towards the homeland (being an enemy to his own people)". So, every child should first know the history of their homeland.
What is the importance of prioritizing homeland education?
Every nation that has faith has a long history and that history is a fact not a fiction. Not a few, a nation was built on the blood of the nation's founding fighters. So, to foster a sense of love, understanding, living up to these national values, a good learning curriculum is needed for children before they read or learn other knowledge.
So, we are not surprised, when almost in all parts of the world make citizenship education a compulsory subject in every type and level of education, especially in Indonesia my birthplace. We study the history of our nation from the low, middle to tertiary level of education (university).
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If you know your history, you will know your destiny. Without Knowledge of where you are coming from, you would not have good destination in mind. Besides, everyone deserve to have a kind of reference point because it creates sense of belonging.
If you want to capture people forever, erase their history. It will forever detach them from root. It is recommended that people should read more about their ancestors, history of their land before they delve into history of strange lands.
Before you tell me about myself, know yourself first.
Yes, lessons about the history of the country are very necessary for children so that they have a sense of love for the homeland. If not given since childhood, they will no longer care about their country when they are adults. They must know the ideology, national songs and history of the formation of the state.