UK Schools told to dump Churchill and Hitler from history lessons

Secondary schools will strip back the traditional curriculum in favour of lessons on debt management, the environment and healthy eating, ministers revealed. Even Winston Churchill no longer merits a mention after a drastic slimming-down of the syllabus to create more space for “modern” issues.

Along with Hitler, Gandhi, Stalin and Martin Luther King, the former prime minister has been dropped from a list of key figures to be mentioned in history teaching.

This means pupils may no longer hear about his stirring speeches during the Second World War, when he told Parliament that defeating Hitler would be Britain’s “finest hour“.

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2 Responses to UK Schools told to dump Churchill and Hitler from history lessons

  1. Heather says:

    That’s ridiculous! I guess that generation will never have the opportunity to learn from the past…

  2. shae says:

    This makes no sense whatsoever. I cannot imagine that there would be a reason to NOT teach your children about Hitler and Martin Luther King. They need to see both sides of it. What hate can do. What love can do.

    Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
    -Martin Luther King Jr.

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