British Strive to Make History Relevant to Students

News Telegraph: Students taking GCSE history examinations will be able to evaluate television programs and museums as part of their course work. The British government hopes to make the study of history more relevant to modern students by changing the GCSE history curriculum to reflect television programs and other popular media. In a new syllabus drawn up by government advisors, students may choose to design brochures, evaluate programs or give management ideas for historic sites as a part of their course of study. Historians are not thrilled with the plan and feel that the new course will "water down" the study of british history. Government advisors disagree saying that the study of history must have more applications to the world of work. There was no comment on how students feel about the change.

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