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What if British History was told in the same way as Maya history is being told..

Discussion in 'History' started by dianeelizdavies, Sep 3, 2016.

  1. dianeelizdavies

    dianeelizdavies New commenter

    There is so much incorrect information about the Maya online. This causes me much frustration, particularly as teachers (KS2 History Maya Civilisation) unknowingly are teaching these inaccuracies in the classroom and thousands of children are learning untruths about the Maya.

    How about if I turned the tables on us, the Brits and gave a tongue-in-cheek description of British history, much in the same way Maya history is told - read it here and let me know what you think!

    Dr Diane Davies
    Maya Archaeologist
    www.mayaarchaeologist.co.uk
     
  2. historyexcel

    historyexcel New commenter

    I do hear your anguish and your point is well made. 10/10 for making me laugh. It does though make an interesting and valid point about just how innacurate a lot of history teaching is. It is so important to teach critical thinking skills when approaching such an interpretation driven discipline to both students and perhaps teachers. It is all too easy to assume a fact online is right when in a rush.
     

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