Asian history is increasingly recognized by experts as a necessary part of a high school student's world history experience. Asia is important for them to study because of its great intrinsic value and because of Asia's relationship with the United States in the future. To date, however, in Utah there are no separate Asian history courses being taught and few teachers include Asia as an important part of the world history course.
Schools in other parts of the nation have instituted practical Asian history courses and Utah can follow their example. Teachers should consider how much time can be devoted to Asia, whether to teach a survey of all Asia or in-depth studies of one or two Asian countries, and what methods to use. Each teacher must decide what is best for his situation. A variety of books and teaching aids are available to help him gain knowledge and enrich the course. Utah teachers can make a significant contribution to America's future by teaching valid concepts about Asia to their students.
College and Department
Family, Home, and Social Sciences; History
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Hinckley, Carol M., "The Introduction of Asian History Into Utah High Schools" (1970). All Theses and Dissertations. 4793.
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