Apex, N.C. — The North Carolina State Board of Education on Wednesday turned to Middle Creek High School students to guide a discussion on how to better teach history in public schools.

The hour-long discussion centered around social studies lessons on the history of racism in America and how they can be adapted to better serve classrooms.

One student, KaLa Keaton, said she remembers her middle school social studies classes leaving out topics important to the Black community.

“I noticed the curriculum likes to focus on the Revolutionary War, the Industrial Revolution, the Civil War, both world wars, and the civil rights movement,” she said, adding that those topics seem to repeated each year. “I just recently

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