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Public invited to discuss history curriculum in schools

By Staff
special to The Star
March 9, 2004
The Mississippi State University Division of Arts and Sciences will host a meeting at 10 a.m. Wednesday to discuss the teaching and promotion of history in public schools.
The meeting was requested by the Patrick Boggan Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution and a new organization, Veterans for Accurate History.
Veterans for Accurate History is a nonprofit organization of Veterans of the Armed Forces of the United States of America. It is dedicated to fostering a clearer, deeper, more meaningful understanding of American history, with the goal of producing better citizens and inspiring patriotism.
The organization supports projects to improve and enhance the methods of teaching American history.
Judith Miller, executive director of the East Mississippi Center for Educational Development, will discuss the current state curriculum in history.
Kelly Gerald, assistant director of the Mississippi Humanities Council, will describe the council's efforts in oral history and the possibilities for funding public programs.
Representatives of The Montgomery Institute and the public schools will also participate. The meeting will be in room 112 on the MSU-Meridian Campus; the public is invited to attend.
For further information, contact the MSU-Meridian Division of Arts and Sciences at 484-0140.