What does England teach about US history?

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What does England teach about US history?

Postby ncmom » Thu Aug 28, 2008 7:56 pm

My family and I were watching a special the other day and it got us thinking. We know what our history book says about why the colonist left England and we know what our history says followed, but what does England teach happened?

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Postby Jill » Fri Sep 05, 2008 9:23 am

A thought provoking question...
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Postby ncmom » Tue Sep 09, 2008 11:11 pm

I would really love to know the answer to this question so if there is anyone from England or someone who has studied there who could answer it, that would be great. I would also LOVE to get my hands on an English history book with this information in it if anyone knows where I could get one.

These are just some of the things I am curious about. Feel free to elaborate on things that aren't listed here even if it is something that we might not teach in our books.

What do they teach about the Revolutionary War?
How do they portray the King's part in all this?
What about the Boston Tea Party?
What do they teach about when we finally declared our independence?
How about the religion aspect of it?
And all those other things that are in our books...what do they learn happened? and what are they taught was the reason for the colonist leaving in the first place?

There are always two sides to every story and they are rarely the same, so I am just really curious as to what their side is.

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Postby 4given » Wed Sep 10, 2008 5:49 am

My fifth grader is in the midst of studying this time period. I would love to hear the other side of the story, too.

Anybody?

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Postby Ceres » Fri Feb 06, 2009 2:51 pm

I asked a friend from England about this and here are her replies. They're not completely streamlined because they came in several different PMs and she was responding off-the-cuff:

The Boston tea party was so called because tea was tipped into the sea as a protest about taxes. The king was out of touch with things in general...he was..If i rememeber correctly...a German man who inhertied the throne/crown as next in succession but he didnt bother to learn English.


What do they teach about when we finally declared our independence?
You won


How about the religion aspect of it?
And all those other things that are in our books...what do they learn happened? and what are they taught was the reason for the colonist leaving in the first place?


The Colonialists left here to pursue religious freedom.


Ive asked someone and he wasnt taught it much at all!. He thinks that the French sided with America simply because they could undermine the English.
France and England have had many wars throughout history. England once owned part of France....and we still have a slightly uneasy feel about each other


I'll also ask my children if they remember what they were taught but I think it will be very little because...for some reason..history used to begin with the saxons and come forward but by the time it reached relatively modern days the kids had left school
Well..ok...perhaps not that exactly.
None of my children took History as one of their option choices and I believe Im correct in telling you that the curriculum has changed so that lessons now begin with 1900 and the 2 world wars as most prevelant points.
That means that children miss out on their heritage. We have 2000 years of history here


Here is a link that she sent along as well:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/empire_seapower/rebels_redcoats_01.shtml

(Thanks for the input Tadpole! :wink:)
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Postby Activities_Director » Thu Dec 15, 2011 12:01 pm

That is a good question. I visited Boston a few years ago and learned all about it from an American perspective but I often wondered the same thing. What do they teach happened.

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Postby jannajohnson891 » Wed Aug 19, 2015 2:21 am

I have read the history books in the UK, it is not very different. There is written that all the criminals escaped from the Uk to escape the prisin and execution. I wrote an for essaywriter.org reviews about differences in history books in different countires, the most interesting parts are in the USSR history books, it seems that everyone in the US wants to kill them and destroy their perfect society :D
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