The eleven-, twelve-, and thirteen-year-olds raise their hands with questions.»
"Do we need to know the difference between the Constitution and the Articles of Confederation?"
"Will there be questions on the test about the Revolutionary War?"
"Do we really need to know this stuff?"
During the years I helped write the American history textbook used in many ISKCON schools, I also often asked myself, "Do our children really need to know this stuff? What will they do with their knowledge of history?"
Srila Prabhupada told gurukula teachers that students must know the most important facts of their country's history. The children should not appear to be fools, he said.
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