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History teaching 'should link to citizenship'

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Our guest editor Baroness Boothroyd wonders how young people in this country are going to retain a sense of national history if they aren't exposed to it at school, which she fears they aren't.

So we brought together the author and historian Amanda Foreman and the history teacher and deputy head teacher Peter Hyman to discuss the current curriculum and the question of national memory. Presenter James Naughtie started by asking Dr Foreman how important she thought history was as part of creating a feeling of national identity.


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