Jul 6 2013
The Daily Mail
So kids are going to be taught about Churchill’s paedophilia are they?
Or how he was determined to take Britain into WW2 whatever the financial and human cost may be?
And, lets not forget that he was nothing more than a corrupt Rothschild puppet?
Is that what they are going to teach our kids perhaps?
Then again, perhaps not.
Does anyone else think that he looks a bit like Nonce McAlpine?
Lessons on Churchill: Winston back on the curriculum as schools are told to teach history properly
- New curriculum published next week will cover major events from the Bronze age to the present day
- New syllabus says pupils need a chronological narrative of Britain’s history
- Pupils will be taught about historical figures such as Henry VIII and Queen Victoria
By TIM SHIPMAN
PUBLISHED: 00:13, 6 July 2013 | UPDATED: 01:58, 6 July 2013
Winston Churchill will be restored to the national curriculum as schools are ordered to teach children about Britain’s history.
The national curriculum for history, to be published by Education Secretary Michael Gove next week, will give all children aged seven to 14 a clear narrative of the major events between the Bronze Age and the present day.
The document, seen by the Mail, will state clearly that every pupil must ‘know and understand the history of these islands as a coherent, chronological narrative, from the earliest times to the present day’.
British institutions: Figures such as Henry VIII and Winston Churchill will be reinstated onto the history syllabus, which will be published next week. British history will take a more prominent role on the curriculum
Mr Gove is insisting that pupils learn about leading historical figures such as Henry VIII, Elizabeth I, Oliver Cromwell and Queen Victoria.
Pupils aged 11 to 14 will also be expected to study ‘the Second World War and the wartime leadership of Winston Churchill’, the only modern politician who is mentioned.
He was banished from the curriculum in 1999.
The current national curriculum, last updated by Labour in 2007, leaves big gaps in pupils’ knowledge and ditched the learning of significant dates and events in favour of focusing on historical themes.
But the new curriculum makes British history the centrepiece of the curriculum, rather than, for example, the heavy emphasis on the Nazis.
It also calls for pupils to study ‘how people’s lives have shaped this nation and how Britain has influenced and been influenced by the wider world’.
That will involve study of non-European subjects such as ancient China, India and Islamic civilisation, rather than the primary focus being on European history as at present.
Earlier this year, Mr Gove said he was worried that the curriculum and exams system ‘mean that children thirsting to know more about our past leave school woefully undernourished’.
A senior Whitehall source said: ‘Children will learn a coherent chronological story of British history instead of Labour’s dumbed-down curriculum that leaves pupils with big gaps in basic knowledge.
They will learn about major global phenomena such as classical Greece, the Renaissance, and the Enlightenment, and about non-European civilisations such as China.’
The Education Secretary’s first attempt to rewrite the curriculum in February was condemned as too prescriptive by Left-wing academics.
He has compromised by leaving teachers some freedom to decide precisely what to teach. But he has stuck to his guns by ordering them to follow clear chronology.
Professor Jeremy Black, the senior history professor at Exeter University, who helped draw up the curriculum, said: ‘It is very important that we understand our national history as part of being an active citizen.
‘You can’t debate our sense of national identity and our national interest unless you understand our national history. This curriculum puts British history first as well, which I think is right.
‘It kicks out the woolly empathy in favour of giving children more of a sense of where we are at that moment between the past and the future.’
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