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How to Teach History in Schools (or At Home)

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How to Teach History in Schools (or At Home)

Originally published as "Teaching History as Self-Doubt" by "Rhetor" in The Dorchester Review, Vol. 1, No. 1, Spring/Summer 2011 (print edition)   "A little learning is a dangerous thing; Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring." – Alexander Pope, “Essay on Criticism”   It is heartening to see national history curricula for schools the subject of lively debate in Australia and the United Kingdom. This is not happening in Canada, where interest is confined to a few enthusiasts: Canada’s History dedicated a special issue to teaching last year, but many educators are not well-trained and the provinces consign history to the muddle...

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