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Comment #2766838 by Marie Broomfield

Marie Broomfield Aug 7th 2014, 9:14 AM #

History is important but we have to take religious belief and nationality and patriotism and prejudice etc out of it when it is taught otherwise peoples knowledge is skewed. Look what happened when John Bruton dared to give his opinion and question in hindsight the rights or wrongs of our celebrated history… you’d swear he broke the faith! We can’t continue to have cases of history teachers swerving from chapters in the book that talks about the reformation because it goes against the Catholic view! Teachers have to be careful to detach their own set of beliefs from what they are presenting.

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Opinion: What’s the point in learning about history?

Opinion: What’s the point in learning about history?

Every History teacher in the country can attest to hearing the Dreaded Question at least once a year: “What’s the point in learning about this?”

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