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  • #16
    We did a lot of UK history and I did quite a bit on colonial Africa and the slave trade at University as part of my degree.

    I can't understand why they don't teach history as if it existed and not as if its something to be slightly ashamed of..though judging from what my niece learns it depends on what sort of school you go to as she's had a rounded history education.

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    • #17
      For history A-level we did "people, power and politics", taught by 2 teachers, one giving a general overview of our country and stopping off at certain points that had significant changes, whilst the other focused on the 17th century, specifically the civil war, the interegnum and the restoration of the monarchy. As a contrast we learnt a bit of Russian history, too.

      For GCSE history it was Medicine Through Time, The Wild West, local history and a couple of other things.

      Now, onto that video. Where do India, Pakistan, Kenya, South Africa etc fit into it? They're part of the commonwealth, but weren't listed in that category on the video.
      The eyes!, the EYES!!

      ...tapping fingers impatiently...

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      • #18
        All those countries are now independent so, like Americaland, they aren't listed
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        • #19
          Originally posted by RogerB View Post
          As a contrast we learnt a bit of Russian history, too.
          Same here, it was the only element of the the British Empire we touched on due the attempted spread of Bolshevism through British India, barring that it was America between 1918 - 1939 and the British Industrial revolution. Living in Huddersfield meant many visits to former sites of historical importance of the industrial revolution and possibly some of the most boring Thursday afternoons of my life, it turns out most weavers homes were pretty much the same

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          • #20
            It's definitely a per school thingy. I learnt about the British Empire right from Queeny (Elizabeth I) right up to King George 5 (WW1) and all the 'bits' inbetween. Plus the usual WW2 bits.

            Geography was all about crop rotation........
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            • #21
              Originally posted by RogerB View Post

              For GCSE history it was Medicine Through Time, The Wild West, local history and a couple of other things.

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              I did the same but also the middle east conflict
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              • #22
                I did some stuff on Charlemagne, French Revolution, Russian Revolution and then gave up due to lack of interest...

                I did do a fair bit of Roman history whilst studying Latin though...
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                • #23
                  For 'O' level history we got British society 1815-51 (Peterloo massacre, repeal of the corn laws etc) WWI and Russian revolution.

                  Cool vid David, wish i could show that to some of the people ive met here in germany. I hate to admit this but a few times when asked 'you are english?' ive just said yes, rather than deal with some of the reactions/blank expressions ive been getting when i say 'no, im scottish'.

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                  • #24
                    I used to get this all the time when working with Americans, they just couldn't understand the difference or my annoyance when they called me English and I had to explain it all to them.
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                    • #25
                      But Wales is part of England. Isn't that right, Martyn?

                      *ducks for cover*
                      The eyes!, the EYES!!

                      ...tapping fingers impatiently...

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by War Griffon View Post
                        I used to get this all the time when working with Americans, they just couldn't understand the difference or my annoyance when they called me English and I had to explain it all to them.
                        Well, maybe the difference is clearer for European people.
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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by RogerB View Post
                          But Wales is part of England. Isn't that right, Martyn?

                          *ducks for cover*
                          No saving throws for cover Roger, unlucky
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