Teachers should emphasize Patriotism and heroes.
Peter Gibbon is Harvard educator, he thinks students should be patriotism. And Howard Zinn is historian, he think students should have critically thinking. Both had different of opinion about Patriotism, critical thinking, and education. In my opinion teachers should emphasize patriotism and students should focus on learning to be proud of their country and of the heroes of the past. I agree with Gibbon about students should respect our heroes at the past, because the heroes had contribution to the country. Although Zinn is right that students should learn the true from the past, be respect of our hero as important as the truth. .
According to Gibbon "In school, give moral and ethical education the same importance as the presentation of reality" (Gibbon, "In Search"130). It's mean student should learn more respect from the past same importance as teaching true to the students. But Zinn argues that student's should learn the mistakes heroes made in the past, even though the heroes made contributed. For example, Gibbon thinks Columbus was a hero, who discover the maps for people who need to travel place to place without lose their direction, but Zinn thinks Columbus was killer, because Columbus use slave to work for him, and he killed slave. I agree with Gibbon, in the past heroes sacrificed people because they wanted to complete their goals. In my opinion I disagree with Zinn because I think students should learn more good things than bad things from the past, it will help.
students want learn more from history class.
Students should not only learn to respect heroes, but the whole country. Gibbon say " I think that good in America outweighs the bad. I think from reading (Zinn) book, that he thinks the bad outweighs the good .( Gibbon, "Debate" 139). Gibbon mean student's should think the past is great, so they will be better than before.