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History lessons that include all cultures can boost learning

When students do not see themselves reflected in course material, they can feel left in the margins. In history classes, in particular, inclusiveness is important as those who are left out of a story can be forgotten. Students want to know that their own cultures and ethnic histories are important enough to be included in what they study.

Ethnic studies may also provide more context in a history curriculum, helping students understand not just about the timeline and events, but what led to a particular moment.

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