Mike Huckabee Makes Questionable "Historical" Cartoons for Kids
We don't know whether former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee is running for president, but he is getting into education. Huckabee wants to help America's school children connect with our storied past so he's co-founded an education company called "Learn Our History" which produces and sells cartoon history videos for kids.
In the site's "About Us" section, Huckabee and his co-founder Brad Saft write that they want to make history fun and engaging for kids.
But, unfortunately, the only way kids are experiencing history today is by having it force-fed to them through dry text books, monotonous lectures and boring lessons. On top of that, our children's classes and learning materials are often filled with misrepresentations, including historical inaccuracies, personal biases and political correctness.
The Learn Our History site features previews of some of the videos, including the one above about the Reagan Revolution—which will help kids learn that in the 1980s Reagan and God teamed up to end Communism (there doesn't seem to be any mention of the expensive Russian adventure in Afghanistan) and stop black people from mugging decent folks at knifepoint.
The company also has a video about World War II available, and, coming in June 2011, one on "9/11 and the War on Terror."