School Problems: Lessons from Ancient Civilizations Education

As a high school sociology teacher, I enjoyed teaching world history more.

In particular, I was extremely interested in the influence of different civilizations on world history.

It has always amazed me that a small group of people can come together and create the most powerful governance structures in the world. In the ancient world, there were eight recognized civilizations.

These civilizations included Mesopotamia, Egypt, Maya, India, China, Rome, Greece, and Persia. Sure, there were hundreds of other civilizations and empires, but these were the eight most important.

Most people are familiar with the Roman Empire because of the greatness of the movies, books, and articles that have been created about them.

The Romans created influential structures, perfected engineering concepts, created a language that served as the basis for modern languages, created state structures modeled on those of other nations, and developed a judicial system that was replicated. .

However, other ancient civilizations were equally powerful and influential.

In fact, much of our modern government is directly influenced by the ancient Greeks.

Without the use of modern equipment, the Egyptians were able to achieve remarkable engineering achievements.

The Chinese made a number of advances that exceeded all Western innovations at the time.

The Mayans built the most complex writing systems in pre-Columbian America and made great strides in the arts, architecture, mathematics, calendar, and astronomy.

Although each of these civilizations had unparalleled power in its time, their influence has diminished and the original empires are no longer world powers.

For nearly a thousand years, the power, control, and dominion of Rome spread throughout the world. In fact, many of the structures they created more than a thousand years ago have survived today. Some roads, plumbing and other facilities are still in use. At the height of the Roman Empire, few people could imagine a world without Roman power. However, the Roman Empire collapsed, and their power was severely curtailed.

Why did these empires collapse? Most historians refer to a general list of contributing factors that led to the destruction of most empires.

First, empires are expensive and they often reach the point of financial collapse. Second, the lack of solidarity.

When empires acquire other cultures, there is no unity and identity among peoples. At the end of the empire, being a Roman citizen no longer meant anything.

Third, empires struggled financially to maintain the armies needed to maintain power. Fourth, inheritance became a major issue, and many disabled family members were crowned leaders. Corruption and poor governance have become the norm. Fifth, the decline in people’s work ethic.

Individuals became arbitrary and no longer had the power to develop and defend the empire.

Sixth, extreme climate change has affected all aspects of life and placed a heavy burden on the empire’s ability to survive. Seventh, morals and values ​​among the people have declined significantly.

Although there were a number of reasons for the collapse of empires, there is a general belief that destructive actions did not originate from external sources.

The vast majority of empires have collapsed from internal decline and have not been defeated by external forces. These great empires of power and authority were finally destroyed by those within their gates.

The reality is that virtually every empire was defeated by another group, but the collapse occurred long before the enemies broke down the walls.

When I thought about this commonality, my mind was divided into two directions.

First, I was worried about our nation. We are now struggling with many factors that have weakened other civilizations.

The nation must learn from the history of those who preceded us, so that we do not become one of those poor countries.

Second, I think most of us personally do the same as empires do. Often we are not defeated by external forces. We quickly blame others for our misfortunes, but a careful and accurate analysis of the situation proves that we are our greatest enemy.

Many of our problems and failures are caused by insecurity, mistrust, bad work ethic, failure to plan, and a number of other factors that arise on their own.

Often we are not defeated by armies outside our gates, but our lives are hampered by internal doubts and personal failures.

Maybe we can learn from history to build the country and ourselves as a nation and separately.

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1. We will soon start state testing in most classes. The test window will open on April 18 and close depending on the level from April 29 to May 6.

Each school will have a different schedule due to the variety of tests given in each class and in each subject. Please read this chart and make sure your child is ready for the test.

This test is not the only way to determine the progress of education, but it is an important factor.

Your child can be more successful if they sleep well, eat a healthy breakfast, and take the test with a positive mental attitude.

Clearly, we don’t want students to panic or feel overwhelmed during exams.

They were ready all year round and we just want them to do their best.

Encourage them to do their best, but don’t expect perfection. We appreciate all the work you do to prepare your child for success.

3. The Board of Education interviewed the three finalists on April 7th. I understand that the council will make the final selection on April 12 at the next board meeting.

The new chief is expected to take office on July 1st. We are fully prepared to make this smooth transition and I will do my best to make the next leader successful.

4. Online registration / enrollment will be open to returning students from May 9 to 13.

It is a process through which parents update student information and enroll students for the next year.

Please check with your school for details on the process.

I think very few things in life are eternal.

Earthly creatures have a short lifespan and eventually perish. Some of our greatest civilizations have lasted only a few decades, and others have gone through nearly three thousand years.

There is a time and a place for everything, and the collapse of artificial things is inevitable.

But we can grow by staying true to our inner values, both our nation and our lives.

We must manage with a strong moral compass and be faithful to the core values ​​that have strengthened us. It may be a good time for our nation and every citizen to think about their lives and determine if we are making a positive difference.

Before we can contribute to the well-being of our nation, we must first address our internal issues to make sure we are on the right track.

The advice of “heal your doctor” is very appropriate in this case.

Times may be hard and difficult, but it is up to us to change this course of history.

One day reading it would be amazing that someone in Morristown, Tennessee was the person who changed the world.

Thank you for your attention to this article and remember

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