Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Let's Change the Subject: Teachers; Curriculum Plan History in Making

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Let's Change the Subject: Teachers; Curriculum Plan History in Making

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THE question of how children should be taught history was the centre of a national debate yesterday and the result was a call for a curriculum with more emphasis on world events.

Locally, St Edmund's College social science teacher Anthea Osborne said Australian history was important and should be taught within a world context.

"It's very interesting to study other countries to see where they've come from," Mrs Osborne said.

"But unless we study it within the relative position as well, it probably doesn't have a good context for the kids."

The draft curriculum urges that students should have an appreciation for the major civilisations of Europe, Asia, Africa, America and Australia.

But Opposition Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs spokesman Tony Abbott said school students should study more British history.

"People have got to know where we came from, they've got to know about the ideas that shaped the modern world, and in a very significant sense, the modern world has been made in England," Mr Abbott said. …

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