Tuesday, June 1, 2010

D2 teaches history to graders and high-schoolers. I have an affinity to history and more often than not, it is only D2 and I who discuss history. United States history used to be taught in high schools here in the Philippines. I think it was about when the US military bases were uprooted from Subic and Angeles that US history was eliminated from the Philippine high school curriculum too. My girls and my son do not know much about US history which is kind of "sad" as American history is a hodgepodge of rich events and circumstances. Anyway, the American colonial years in the Philippines is still included in the Philippine history. The other night, D2 was busy preparing for upcoming AY 2010-2011. She was busy browsing the net when she asked me what know about Gulf Coast Jones Act.

Huh? What's that? Is that the same as the 1916 Jones Law?

D2 rolled up her eyes and said "Mom, the Jones Act I'm referring to pertains to US merchant maritime act of 1920 and not the 1916 Jones Act pertaining to Philippine autonomy."

I said "duh!?" and asked her why. She smiled and said she was just testing me if I know about the maritime law. Well, why should I? My knowledge of US history does not include maritime laws! And how many Joneses were there in the US congress from 1916 to 1920?
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