Historic monuments are making the news. The removal of Confederacy leaders’ statues has provoked reaction in the USA. In Australia, at the same time, news that vandals had defaced the Captain Cook statue in Sydney, garnered attention.
Seldom does a day go past since the election of Donald Trump as President of the United States without reports of "alternative facts" and "fake news". This presents both a problem and an opportunity for history educators.
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Curriculum debates: Increasingly, school history has become the focus of public interest, although the fault lines of related debates seem to fall along predictably and often polarised political orientations.