Building Patriotism in the United States of America through Education of History
The paper discusses building one of the values of American people such as patriotism through the education of history. Nowadays this topic is important because of the Capitol attack on January 6, 2021 damaging democracy and making American people polarized.
The goal of the government of the United States is to strengthen American Democracy by refining education of history. The article
discusses curriculums of different states and the roadmap – “Education for American Democracy: Excellence in History and Civics for All Learners” which is supported by the “Department of Education” and the “National Endowment for Humanities”.
As a result of the research, I made the following conclusions:
• Considering the Social Studies Standards of some states patriotism building is not mentioned;
• Teaching history is payed less attention in the United States which is one the causes of the Capitol attack;
• “Education for American Democracy: Excellence in History and Civics for All Learners” aims to strengthen education of
history which will have results by 2030.
Keywords: Education, history, patriotism