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Comment #2767138 by Keith Michael Gregg

Keith Michael Gregg Aug 7th 2014, 10:50 AM #

History is the winner’s story. It is always going to be skewed. The problem with our school system, is we have many subjects we ideally, should be teaching. History and the arts are of course, relevant. Important even. Learning to research and analyse data is a useful skill, and see where our forefathers came from. Ox-bow lakes, on the other hand…

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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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    Aug 7th 2014, 11:37 AM

    I disagree I think we get the view of those who think they have the moral high ground. The americans lost in Vietnam yet we only ever hear, read or watch movies based on their perspective. Similarly the rebels lost in 1916 yet history is more favourable to them than the far greater number who won a futile war going on at the same time.

    In 50 years time history written on wars past might be completely different to how we view it now. Possibly the rise of communism in Eastern Europe will be seen as the beginning of a true egalitarian society which in 2064 we might be embracing.


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