Black history to become part of school syllabus

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  1. It seems that schools are to be forced to teach pupils about the history of the black race a pity they arent taught about English history but thats life in our multicultural melting pot. And a thought how are they going to fill a curriculum as there has never been a written language native to sub saharan Africa thus no record of anything till the evil white man came along with his evil infrastructure and sanitization
  2. Try reading the article, not the Headline. Christ, the Telegraph's getting as bad as the Daily Mail now.

    All sounds good to me, and it's pretty emphatically British.
  3. So there will be no teaching of white guilt? and the article states that teaching about Winston Churchill is'nt terribly important. Article in full

    All pupils aged between 11 and 14 will be taught about the slave trade and the British empire when term begins next month to help them understand modern-day issues such as immigration.

    The two subjects, aimed at highlighting the influence of ethnic minorities, will join the two world wars and the Holocaust as periods that must form part of the history syllabus.

    Schoolchildren will learn about the roles of William Wilberforce, the MP who campaigned for the abolition of slavery, and Olaudah Equiano, a former slave who drew attention to the horrors of the trade after buying his freedom and writing an autobiography.

    They will also be taught about the origins of the empire, with one unit looking at rise and fall of the Mughals in India and the arrival of the British. Another is titled "How was it that, by 1900, Britain controlled nearly a quarter of the world?"

    Kevin Brennan, the children's minister, said: "Although we may be ashamed to admit it, the slave trade is an integral part of British history. It is inextricably linked to trade, colonisation, industrialisation and the British Empire.

    "It is important that children learn about this and its links to wider world history, such as the American civil rights movement - the repercussions of which are still being felt today. That is why the slave trade will join the British Empire, the two world wars and the Holocaust as compulsory parts of the secondary school history curriculum from this September."

    Under the guidelines 25 per cent of the course must cover British history.

    There will also be a change of emphasis away from historical dates to learning about themes - such as religion and social issues - which could be relevant to other subjects.

    Mick Waters, director of curriculum at the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority, said the revised history curriculum for pupils in England gives a broader view of the subject.

    "Core British history such as both the world wars is present, but it also includes curricular content which provides the opportunity for pupils to explore the social, cultural, religious and ethnic roots of modern society," he said.

    "Black history is not just about slavery - it is much broader than that. It is about the contribution that black and Asian people have made throughout history. The benefits are that pupils gain a better appreciation of the multicultural society around them and the contribution they can make."

    The change follows a comprehensive overhaul of the secondary curriculum.

    According to a Government briefing document one of the aims of the switch is to "put immigration, the Commonwealth and the legacy of the Empire into a clear historical context...This can help pupils prepare for life in a diverse and multi-ethnic society".

    However, the decision last year to omit Sir Winston Churchill from the list of figures that must be studied in history angered traditionalists.

    Michael Gove, shadow secretary for children, schools and families, said: "Winston Churchill is the towering figure of 20th century British history. His fight against facsism was Britain's finest hour. Our national story can't be told without Churchill at the centre."

    A QCA spokesman said teachers were aware that they would be unable to teach the Second World War without mentioning Churchill.

    My bold translate into good little socialist's or am i paranoid :wink:
  4. My education for the slave trade was 'Roots' can't beat it.
  5. My education in enslavement was crap, could never get the chains on and the beggars ran off.
  6. So no lessons on the exploitation of the native English, Scottish, Welsh and Irish population since 1066 by a minority of mainly Saxon, Norman and German interlopers who manipulate society to the current day? No attempt to explain to the recent incomers about the Enclosure Acts, Highland clearances and progroms against any group which rebelled? No I thought not as these are the people who get the blame.
  7. If you want them to grow up hating the UK, youve got to start the radicalisation process when their young, New Labour, New terrorists.
  8. Grownup_Rafbrat

    Grownup_Rafbrat LE Book Reviewer Good Egg (charities)

    Or indeed the slavery imposed by the Scots, Vikings (and all other Scandinavian Warmongers), Romans, Irish, Celts, Franks, Gauls and others?

    Slavery on the Indian Subcontinent from the 16th to 21st Centuries?

    Slavery in the Industrial Revolution? Children in mines and mills?

    Or modern slavery in the international sex trade?

    Thought not.

    Reserve me a seat on the outrage bus please.
  9. The outrage bus welcomes reservations from enthnic minorities and the disabled in keeping with our commitment to equal oppourtunities 8)
  10. Grownup_Rafbrat

    Grownup_Rafbrat LE Book Reviewer Good Egg (charities)

    My ancestors are a mixture of Norman, Irish, Sussex and Essex, and I'm short sighted. Is that ethnic and disabled enough?
  11. seaweed

    seaweed LE Book Reviewer

    .. slavery in Middle Eastern households in LONDON.
  12. Will they be taught of the role Arabs and Blacks themselves played in promoting the slavetrade?
  13. Grownup_Rafbrat

    Grownup_Rafbrat LE Book Reviewer Good Egg (charities)

    Don't forget the Phoenicians. They had slavery down to a fine art too.
  14. The B@stards
  15. My bold. Mongish slaves?