Not sure if this is an anti-dhimmitude reflex or just some kind of a spasm.
Lessons on Churchill: Winston back on the curriculum as schools are told to teach history properly
- New curriculum published next week will cover major events from the Bronze age to the present day
- New syllabus says pupils need a chronological narrative of Britain’s history
- Pupils will be taught about historical figures such as Henry VIII and Queen Victoria
Winston Churchill will be restored to the national curriculum as schools are ordered to teach children about Britain’s history.
The national curriculum for history, to be published by Education Secretary Michael Gove next week, will give all children aged seven to 14 a clear narrative of the major events between the Bronze Age and the present day.
The document, seen by the Mail, will state clearly that every pupil must ‘know and understand the history of these islands as a coherent, chronological narrative, from the earliest times to the present day’.
He was banished from the curriculum in 1999.
The current national curriculum, last updated by Labour in 2007, leaves big gaps in pupils’ knowledge and ditched the learning of significant dates and events in favour of focusing on historical themes.
Mr Gove is insisting that pupils learn about leading historical figures such as Henry VIII, Elizabeth I, Oliver Cromwell and Queen Victoria.
Pupils aged 11 to 14 will also be expected to study ‘the Second World War and the wartime leadership of Winston Churchill’, the only modern politician who is mentioned.–Read more