How are history courses in general taught in the Newton Public Schools?
In our history classes, we present a range of opinions and perspectives to interpret historical events and we provide proper context in these balanced discussions. Our educators work to ensure that students understand when they are learning specific historical events and details, and when they are being exposed to sources that represent a particular perspective on history. We do not teach students that they should agree with every perspective they encounter in our classrooms. We want student opinions to be well-informed and their interpretations to be based on evidence from the historical record. As has always been our practice, we are focused on teaching students how to think rather than what to think.