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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 10 2012: Our history is crucial in teaching who we are and what we have accomplished thus far in life. It tells many stories of how we can make different choices that will yield positive results for our future. The same amount of effort that goes into teaching history, should equally go into teaching about our future.

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