Welcome to the Loreto College HISTORY blog. This is for A and AS level history students and anyone interested in history.
Thursday, 11 March 2010
DO WE DEPEND ON TELEVISION FOR OUR HISTORY?
We have two tv channels dedicated to history; the BBC has a history web site; and just today on TV there are programmes as diverse as Horrible Histories and Chemistry: A Volatile History. But presenter David Dimbleby is arguing that television is having to make up for the fact that not enough time is dedicated in schools to the subject. Only 31% of students in England and Wales take history at GCSE, and we are one of the few countries in Europe where history is not compulsory beyond 14. Should it be? If so, what should be taught?