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I am sure there are very many others who are as keen to pass on their love of their subject to their pupils as that teacher I encountered in Belgium. Retrieved 6 November Comments 12 Share what you think.
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But there are downsides, too. For one, explains Fergusson, "you can't see the whole shape of somebody's life until it's done". And you're in thrall to living memory, which is a slippery thing. After a piece of research, she says: That potential for discomfort is delicate, but necessary.
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For his part, Morpurgo found the process of excavation "cleansing". He and his wife were given a complete draft to read, and while they responded with factual corrections, they never demanded cuts. He'd chosen Fergusson for the job himself he'd just read her award-winning life of George Mackay Brown and admired its "integrity and honesty" and trusts her.
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This failure to connect with the past has much to do with the disjointed nature of the history syllabus. Pupils today focus on specific periods such as Elizabethan England or Germany from to and are given no sense of what lay in between.
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Details of the competition at cvhf. I find this lack of context baffling. For us, the French Revolution was not some distant and abstract event that might as well have taken place on another planet, but part of a chain of events that still affects our lives.
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Paying more heed to the lessons of the past might teach us to be a little more cautious about some of the political decisions taken today. She still refuses to speak, however, even when she has to go to school with Alfie. Is she staying silent because she is German? Intense wartime paranoia and the claustrophobia of a small community soon makes life very difficult for Lucy and the Wheatcrofts. We find out the ship involved in the story was the Lusitania, notoriously torpedoed in the Atlantic just off Ireland by a U-boat in Mayand also that not all U-boat captains left the survivors of sinkings to drown.
The story has its faults. It starts well, but the first half is slow and should have been trimmed.