Nah, I know exactly how you feel. We have to teach 5000 years of world history in 1 semester (hour and a half block schedule). We also have to teach US history (albeit only from Washington's administration to Bush II) and Civics and Economics (with a blip of colonization) as semester classes also. If we were to do it right we'd have split some of these classes up. But that necessitates hiring more social studies teachers, and that won't happen. So, you go ahead and gripe.