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Zoe Takala

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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 29 2012: We can never move forward without a strong understanding of our past. History helps us learn the mistakes of the past and avoid them in the future.

    I think the question should be .. How can History be taught better in our schools to benefit the students?

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