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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?

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    Mar 28 2012: Let's not forget one of the most interesting things about history, and that is that those humans weren't biologically/neurologically very different from then modern human. It's very interesting to consider that the ancient Greeks were people who thought, felt and experienced with equal clarity to us. It reminds us: we can be nearly anything from vicious and cruel to amazing and creative. We have been for thousands of years, and only if we make the right choices we could be for thousands of years to come.

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