My husband was told he needed to go back to elementary school! He didn't know the names of local heroes. He didn't know a lot of details about the Civil War. He wasn't clear on dates and locations of history in the gulf.
But ask him anything about the California Gold Rush. Ask him about the San Andreas fault. 1906? Big earthquake. The Oregon Trail. Lewis and Clark. Ansel Adams. John Muir. Sacagawea.
It's interesting to find out that kids in Mississippi and Louisiana don't spend time in school learning about California history. Seems like a "shoulda known," but we just never thought about it!
I want to make sure my sons learn about California history AND Mississippi history!