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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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    Apr 5 2012: The Democratic Values that we enjoy today are rooted in a history of man made laws that evolved due to precedent cases and ongoing amendments in quest for civilty and better quality of life for all. To strike History out of the school curriculum really is to attempt to nullify the importance or cause if you will, of theories or concepts that are the bases and pillars for our modern blue-print.

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