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Rewriting history: what children learn may not match the political script

Arthur Chapman and Tina Isaacs.  This month the College Board  in the US published revised standards for its Advanced Placement (AP) curriculum for US history courses. For those unfamiliar with the AP programme, it offers university level courses for students in their

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When the national curriculum is not compulsory we need to keep presenting the case for Holocaust education

Andy Pearce As First World War centenary commemorations become entangled with 70th anniversaries of the Second, it is worth reflecting on the words of Uruguayan writer Mario Benedetti: “Forgetfulness is full of memory”. And the idea that the converse may

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Teaching WWI: let’s not go over the top

 Jerome Freeman and Stuart Foster As we approach the centenary of the First World War, it comes as no surprise that the controversy around how it should be remembered is gathering pace. The debate heated up over the past week

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The end of History? Let’s make sure it’s not

Chris Husbands I should begin by setting out my stall. I graduated with a history degree. The first thing I did with it was to complete a PhD on Seventeenth Century demographic and economic structures. The next was to teach

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History for All? A response to the all-party history group

Katharine Burn Calling for history to 16 is a radical step, albeit one that was endorsed both by the Expert Review Panel which reported a year ago and by Professor David Cannadine, who took the trouble not merely to investigate

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