The Honest History website includes a number of items tagged ‘Teaching history’. Some of them are also tagged ‘Using and abusing history’. Here is a selection:
- Parkes and Sharp analyse how five secondary history textbooks treat Gallipoli and Simpson and his donkey.
- David Stephens questions aspects of how children are taught about war.
- Stephens and Flora look at aspects of the Simpson Prize, including its cautious move from civics education towards asking real history questions.
- Peter Stanley asks whether teachers have patriotic obligations.
- The Institute of Public Affairs is critical of how history teaching has become ‘arts and crafts’.
- Jim McKay defends battlefield tourism, including by students.
- Ann Curthoys and Ann McGrath write about the writing of history.
2 October 2014