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The current BBC Education headline is "History to stay in new curriculum". This implies that it was in doubt. The Children's Secretary, as interviewed for this piece, says, "But it's also absurd that children are stuck in a dark age of technology when they learn history". I'd like to think this means they're doing history of technology, but really, it's just back to those good old dark ages. Can't live with them, can't live without them.


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Apr. 7th, 2009 01:35 pm (UTC)
I'm unable to dig up the headlines just now but there were a couple of scary media stories last week about how the Victorian Era and World War Two were going to be dropped and learning about Twitter and how to make podcasts were going to be introduced, if that puts Mr. Balls's remarks in context.
Apr. 7th, 2009 01:38 pm (UTC)
I said 'scary' when I meant to say 'sensationalist'. Here's The Guardian's take:

Apr. 7th, 2009 02:07 pm (UTC)
I've been digging this show on the History Channel: http://www.history.com/content/warriors/about-the-show

Its in HD so obviously they technology they're using to teach History is improving.
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