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BBC History Magazine - - Letters -

What you’ve been saying on Twit­ter and Face­book @ His­to­ryEx­tra: What are your views on the new his­tory cur­ricu­lum? Matthew Lewis His­tory teaches skills. The topic is almost ir­rel­e­vant if it sparks in­ter­est and equips stu­dents to re­search and ques­tion Tom Ge­orge Caddick Yes, teach­ing Bri­tish his­tory in Bri­tish schools is im­por­tant, but teach­ing his­to­ries of other coun­tries and civil­i­sa­tions is also what teach­ing his­tory at school should be about Jackie Dins­dale I don’t think it is a bad thing to teach his­tory from around the world but Bri­tish his­tory shouldn’t suf­fer for it nor should it be­come a re­li­gious bat­tle Les­ley Sage It’s a huge mis­take not to teach the his­tory of our own coun­try. It’s PC gone mad Anne White As an aca­demic, I find this hor­ri­fy­ing. Any cul­ture that down­plays its own his­tor­i­cal de­vel­op­ment is a sham! World his­tory should be taught but Bri­tish his­tory, in Bri­tain, should be re­in­forced @ His­to­ryEx­tra: Who do you think was the most im­por­tant woman in his­tory and why? Jayde Dixon El­iz­a­beth Woodville – a piv­otal woman in his­tory whose in­tel­li­gence, tenac­ity and re­silience has of­ten been over­looked Paula Mumby Rosa Parks… If it wasn’t for her mak­ing a stand about sit­ting down where she wanted on a bus, the civil rights move­ment wouldn’t have had a much needed kick in the pants ljos­al­fur4940 Astrid Lind­gren – She made us laugh and feel strong. She showed the world that chil­dren mat­ter and have hu­man rights, too Doreen Klose El­iz­a­beth I. She was a mighty monarch in a man’s world Ceri Lowen Jane Austen: de­spite the pres­sures on her she fol­lowed her own path and has left us with an insight into re­gency life of the mid­dle classes Pipi New­mai Cather­ine II of Rus­sia, an en­light­ened despot and one of my favourite em­presses Pauline Orr Golda Meyer and Indira Ghandi. For paving the way for women in pol­i­tics

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