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Louise Birch

Louise is the Head of History at St. James' Catholic High School in Cheadle Hulme. She studied History at Liverpool John Moores University, and qualified as a History Teacher in 2005. Her main historical interest is the First World War. As such, she is hoping to begin a part-time MA in First World War Studies in September. She is a married mother of two.

History in the Classroom: A Teacher Speaks

Over the past few weeks politicians and academics have engaged in fierce debate about how the First World War should be remembered and how history itself is being taught in our schools. The most recent furore began on the 30th December 2013 when the BBC Radio 4 programme ‘Start the Week’ hosted by Andrew Marr discussed this very question. The …

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