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D-Day remembered? By whom . . .

by: Romany Howes (3 June 2014)

This week marks the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings. June 6, 1944 was a momentous day historically and marked a turning point in World War II. This week also, numerous 16-year-olds are taking their GCSEs, history being one of the main subjects. However, it seems that the curriculum does not include events such as WWI and WWII; indeed, my own sonís history education revolves around the history of medicine since Egyptian times and the history of the American Wild West. I find it hard to comprehend how this can help him in the future as he has no desire to be either a doctor or a cowboy!

My point is: are children growing up not knowing their country's heritage? Do they even know our kings and queens? Should they be taught what we learned as schoolchildren (eight Henrys, the nine-day queen, Archduke Ferdinand, etc.) or has education changed so radically that this information is irrelevant?

Let us know what you think.

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Ref: 78 I think they should definitely teach the fundamentals of British history at school as well as some world history. It's a great pity if young people don't know about our English kings and queens.
Marilyn - 11:15 03-06-2014

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