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Let’s make Gove’s Tory curriculum history

Issue No. 2348

The Defend School History Campaign will hold a seminar on Saturday 20 April in central London.

Teachers, educationalists and others set up the campaign to fight education secretary Michael Gove’s new draft history curriculum.

This curriculum has a narrow focus on filling children’s heads with lists of events and dates.

It presents a history of the world as seen through the British Empire.

Gove’s curriculum doesn’t encourage children to think critically, but simply to memorise facts.

It will put children off learning history.

Defend School History is demanding that Gove’s curriculum is scrapped.

Teachers at the NUT union conference earlier this month voted unanimously to call for Gove to resign.

lDefend School History seminar, speakers include historian and Labour MP Tristram Hunt and NUT deputy general secretary Kevin Courtney. Saturday 20 April, 2-4pm, Canterbury Hall,

12-18 Cartwright Gardens, London WC1H 9EE. 

To attend or for more information about the campaign email


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Tue 9 Apr 2013, 19:00 BST
Issue No. 2348
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