TED Conversations

Student, High School

This conversation is closed.

Is History an important subject in school? Or should we be focusing on the future?

In a year 3 essay on dinosaurs I once concluded (much to my teachers dismay) on the statement "We should not learn about dinosaurs in school, because they are in the past, and we need to focus on the future." I now see that history is important, but is it important enough to be a main part of classrooms around the world?

Do you think that history should be condensed or eliminated, and replaced by more pressing issues?

Share:

Showing single comment thread. View the full conversation.

  • Mar 28 2012: You can't make children focus on the future without telling them the past... thats what I think

Showing single comment thread. View the full conversation.