I echo this comment: “… I sincerely hope the whole thing is scrapped and Gove put out of a job before a single pupil or teacher needs to suffer through it.”
“The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.”
― George Orwell
UK Education Secretary Michael Gove has unveiled his new History curriculum, and with it his plans to reduce the subject to a romp through the stories of Great White Men of the British Isles, and tales of the Empire. This confining of taught history to a tiny island in the Atlantic, albeit our own, is training a generation of school children for world that no longer exists, while denying them access to a thrilling world beyond their own doorstep.
The Importance of History
If I could write personally for a moment…I love History; it was my favourite subject at school. I was fortunate enough to have an extraordinary teacher called Ms Attwood (I do hope she reads this) who brought the past to life such that I was inspired…
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