19 November 2010

Affirming American Exceptionalism . . .

Makes history interesting . . . and relevant.

4 comments:

Scott Manning said...

Classic. I doubt we can get kids interested with such a simplistic telling of the story nowadays though.

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

Hey Scott. I don't know. I have two younger grandsons that I recently sent the first season of the old Daniel Boone series on DVD. Yes, I know, not real accurate and over-dramatized, yet it contains some element of truth and plants enough seed to germinate into real interest. They love it!! Gonna send the season 2 for Christmas.

Boys, especially, still love the excitement of frontier adventure and the fascinating true stories of American history. I'm afraid they're just not getting it in many cases. Too much hyper-criticism has replaced the affirmative teaching of American Exceptionalism.

msimons said...

Boys love good story telling! Andy was a master at it!

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

Mike - you're right on both accounts.