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2013-01-20 Britain
Rolling back PC in the classroom: UK history lessons
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Posted by lotp 2013-01-20 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [285 views ]  Top

#1 I believe it when I'll see it.
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2013-01-20 02:27||   2013-01-20 02:27|| Front Page Top

#2 The only book needed:
1066 and All That: A Memorable History of England, comprising all the parts you can remember, including 103 Good Things, 5 Bad Kings and 2 Genuine Dates
Posted by Shipman 2013-01-20 05:24||   2013-01-20 05:24|| Front Page Top

#3 Undoing labours shoddy pc workmanship. As a student the role of women was really boring and tedious, went through it for 5 months.
Posted by Devilstoenail 2013-01-20 07:45||   2013-01-20 07:45|| Front Page Top

#4 Children will be taught a sweeping chronology of world events ranging from the gay dinosaurs through to the fallof the Berlin Wall unfortunate demise of an icon famed for its stemming the tide of capitalist running dogs.
Posted by Pappy 2013-01-20 10:30||   2013-01-20 10:30|| Front Page Top

#5 ...was really boring and tedious..

Much of history was/is really boring and tedious. What is taught usually are the glimpses and sparks that alter the daily humdrum of existence. What has altered in Western society in the last hundred years has pretty much exceed change in the preceding two millenniums. Most of the population a hundred years ago lived in the rural environment with towns and villages who's pace of life and experience identified more with those who'd lived hundreds of years before them rather than today's metro/urban centric population. Until the advent of the railroads, most people were born, lived, and died within about a 20 mile radius. That was their world, their society, what they knew, and what they interacted with.
Posted by Procopius2k 2013-01-20 10:43||   2013-01-20 10:43|| Front Page Top

#6 Sustainability is code fore malthusian drivel.
Posted by Bright Pebbles 2013-01-20 10:48||   2013-01-20 10:48|| Front Page Top

#7 Most of the population a hundred years ago lived in the rural environment with towns and villages who's pace of life and experience identified more with those who'd lived hundreds of years before them rather than today's metro/urban centric population. Until the advent of the railroads, most people were born, lived, and died within about a 20 mile radius. That was their world, their society, what they knew, and what they interacted with.
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...and we appear to be returning to it under the current administration.
Posted by Besoeker 2013-01-20 10:51||   2013-01-20 10:51|| Front Page Top

#8 Sounds to me like they're just replacing one form of PC with another.
Posted by Rambler in Virginia 2013-01-20 11:51||   2013-01-20 11:51|| Front Page Top

#9 Not quite, Rambler. As I understand it, the historians want to actually center on facts and context within which facts occurred rather than feelings.
Posted by lotp 2013-01-20 16:32||   2013-01-20 16:32|| Front Page Top

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