It's where we come from ............WTF!!!!!
"TONY Abbott wants school students to study more British history because that's "where we came from".
Mr Abbott believes Britain has played a role in shaping the world and should get the credit for it.
The National Curriculum Board today will release a draft curriculum which places a greater focus on world events in history classes.
Mr Abbott is all in favour of world history, but says the focus should be on Britain.
"People have got to know where we came from, they've got to know about the ideas that shaped the modern world, and in a very significant sense, the modern world has been made in England," he told reporters in Canberra.
"I think (the curriculum) needs to be history that pays credit where it's due."
"We are a product of western civilisation, in particular we are a product of English-speaking civilisation."
History classes should start with the history of the Jews, then move on to the Greeks and Romans, then the history of Britain, Mr Abbott said.
He did not mention Aboriginal or Asian history.
When asked about Aboriginal history, Mr Abbott said that could be studied too.
"That's a part of it, sure, but if you want to understand modern Australia, you've got to understand world history," he said.
When asked about Asian history, he said that was important, but it was important to know where we came from. "