Essay on Social Studies and Why We Should not Forget About Them
Have you ever thought about in the future forgetting about something like where we got our independence from will this test will help us remember and much more? It will and we should be forced to pass the citizenship test because a lot of people forget a lot about social studies and science when they grow older, kids will know more about our government and economic system, knowing this test you need to pass kids will pay more attention in school.
People forget a lot about social studies and science when they get older. Source 4 says “25% of Americans were unable to identify the country which America gained its independence.”. ¼ of Americans are forgetting important facts like this. It is completely possible that later on in life that we could completely forget about social studies and history and a lot of bad historic moments like war and slavery could repeat. According to Source 4 ,“20% of Americans still believe that the sun revolves around the earth when it is really the other way around.”.
Science in the future could go downhill at least in the astronomy sector if people forget about this completely and are thinking completely false information. “Although a “relatively” high 40% of people were able to name all three of the United States branches of government — executive, legislative and judicial — a far lower percentage knew the length of a Senator’s term. Just 25% responded that a Senator’s term stretches for six years. Even less, 20%, knew how many Senators there were.”. People are forgetting about our government and facts about it and that is not good because without a government there are no laws etc.
Kids will learn and pay more attention when they are learning about our government and economic system if they know about this test. Source 3 Joe Mantegna says “ Unfortunately today, too few students are learning basic civics. In Arizona and Oklahoma studies, for example, the vast majority of high school students failed the same basic civics test that 91% of those applying for the U.S citizenship passed”. Kids who fail this test don’t become official adults and if barely anyone is passing kids know that this test is not easy and will have to study and pay attention in class. According to the graph on source 5, The percentage of 12th graders passing the proficient in civics has descent down quite a lot. If a lot of 12th graders are failing the test that is not a good sign for the future.
Kids will be wanting to be able to drive get a house and everything so they would want to pass. It could possibly be up to teachers and adults to motivate them. Source 1 is showing Some states rejected this and are doing good but are not as brilliant as if they were certain they knew this stuff so they would have more will and confidence and they could do more for the world possibly. the states that rejected this are still getting very intelligent people graduating college but that does not mean they could know more about their government or anything else and could level this world up technology-wise.
Many people may believe when people are older just because they passed the test does not mean that they won’t forget it because it is hard and if they study enough they won't but if it is not but they slightly remember and pass they will forget. According to source 2, “Students would take that test in 9th grade and have to correctly answer 60 of 100 questions in order to graduate.”. I see how you only need 60% to pass so kids may not study enough but just passing amount so they would forget it in 10-20 years. But if they study as they should and they are motivated in school they may like it and remember it possibly putting up some good job opportunities in the future.
Kids will remember the economic system and government rules when they older because they know how important they are. According to source 4 “Although a “relatively” high 40% of people were able to name all three of the United States branches of government — executive, legislative and judicial — a far lower percentage knew the length of a Senator’s term. Just 25% responded that a Senator’s term stretches for six years. Even less, 20%, knew how many Senators there were.”. If people that did not take this test when they were kids forgot that is showing how important it will be to take so kids can remember this stuff when they are older. Source 4 is saying “Only 45% of Americans were able to correctly identify what the initials in GOP stood for: Grand Old Party. Other popular guesses were Government of the People and God’s Own Party. Republicans obviously scored much better than Democrats did on this answer.”. The GOP is one of two major political parties and for a lot, politics are a big deal so if people did not know this how would they be that convincing in politics or getting a job in the political party.
Source 4 states “55% of Americans believe that Christianity was written into the Constitution and that the founding fathers wanted One Nation Under Jesus. This includes 75% of Republicans and Evangelicals.” People forgot a lot about history but this is one major part especially for Christians which 75% of America is. If people do not know where their religion came from then they do not understand as much of their religion as maybe they wish or want.
Kids should be forced to take and pass the citizenship test because a lot of people forgot about social studies and science, people will know more about our government and economic system, and kids will pay more attention in school.