No longer is our world a big place. With the myriad of different communication methods today, the world has become exceedingly small. You never know just who you're talking to, or who authored that document you're reading online. I was looking at a review recently about a hosting company. Then a friend rang up and I was commenting on what I was reading and he laughed and said, "That was me!" He lives in NZ, I in the USA!
So when we educate today's schoolchildren, it cannot just be about our own country's events, and their role in the world, but it must be pitched in a global manner. Now, more than ever, it is important to know snippets of history from many countries and a little about their culture and politics. We no live in a small global village, and knowing about what is happening at the end of the "street" is vital to our continual existence in the village.
Today's children must be internet savvy, have a global understanding, and be able to empathise with a huge range of other cultures. It's no wonder that the suicide rate continues to soar.
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