We not alone in having problems defining what should be taught in our National Curriculum history course. Opposition to proposals in Australia seem very familiar.
“The history curriculum is piecemeal, tangential and oblique. It covers aspects of our society’s history without having to confess what the drafters must regard as an historical embarrassment – that we are who we are today because of our Western heritage.”
Mr Pyne says the draft history curriculum ignores the Magna Carta, the English Bill of Rights and the English civil war between the Parliament and king “rather like an embarrassing relative at Christmas Day lunch”.