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Ferguson’s miracle history lesson or shameless plug?

Just read Niall Ferguson’s lesson plan on Guardian Teacher Network site -someone has to. As predicted it describes a GCSE lesson of the future which will be based around the use of his e-book. That’s all you need to know really. The topic chosen realtes to his recent book and TV series ( required reading for [...]

Ferguson’s incoherent and pointless rambling

I didn’t approach Ferguson’s article in yesterday’s Guardian  which any hope of being enlightened. What I didn’t expect was such a lack of cohesion. Polemic followed polemic, with scant regard to truth. He concluded that school history is less popular now than it ever was. This is plain and simply wrong. As this was one [...]

Gove and Schama put to the sword by Richard J Evans

Amongst the more colourful rebuke’s to Gove and Schama’s plans for secondary history, comes the most recent from Richard Evans. He points out that there have been very few academics who have exposed the shallowness of Gove’s thinking. In his recent artilce for the London Review he concluded

More than a century ago Lord Acton advised [...]