What year do European history classes start their lessons?

Question by Brendan: What year do European history classes start their lessons?
I had trouble phrasing this question properly in the space allowed above so let me explain:

When do students in European countries like England, France, Germany, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland, Norway, Denmark, etc. begin their history classes? European history goes back hundreds of thousands of years, so where do they begin their basic history classes? In the U.S. it’s easy to go over our history since their is only a couple hundred years of history for us.

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Best answer:

Answer by Jamie
We start learning British history sometime between 55bc and 1066, and it lasts until sometime shortly after Oliver Cromwell in 1650s. After that you just basically get taught about Hitler for the last 4 years.

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Question by kamikaze: Which Scandinavian country has the strongest economy and most influential in the world?
Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Iceland

Of the five Scandinavian countries, which country has the strongest economy with the most stable political status, powerful military and is most infulential in the international society?

Also, which country provides the best educational environment with prestigious schools?

Best answer:

Answer by punapetteri
Norway has the best economy. Finland may have the most powerful military (not sure of this one). Sweden is the most influential and Finland has the best schools (in the whole world, too).

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9 comments on “What year do European history classes start their lessons?

  1. Well, up until tenth grade we had the most important points in history (like the Industrial Revolution and the World Wars).Then, in 11th grade, we started with ancient times, the Stone Age, then followed by Sumer, the Akkadian Empire, Babylon, Egypt, the Huang He Valley Chinese Culture, and Pre-Colombian American beliefs (the latter two was from my expanded history class, however, an elective subject). After learning about the change from a bartering economy-based palace culture into the polis structure, we used this as a gateway to the Antique, the Democratic or Autochratic Greek city states, the philosophers and historians (Herodot’s History of the Persian Wars, which we read a few chapters from, is mind-numbingly boring), and later the Roman Empire with the advanced legal system and military.

    In 12th grade, we had the rise of Christianity (Oristogenes and Constantine and all that), the rise of Islam, the Holy Roman Empire and the Vikings, all in the Dark Ages. Then the social and political situation of the medieval world. Then followed the Renaissance with the artists and the Reformation with the religious turmoil. In the end of the year our History and English teachers both cooperated on the Baroque, the (not so) Glorious Revolution in England, and Shakespeare.

    In 13th grade (yes, I went to a six-tier school) we had about Europe from the Spanish Succesion War and the Great Nordic War until the Napoleonic Wars, a brief recount over a few lessons of the Victorian period, then the 20th century and the World Wars again, followed by the formation of the EU. The last three months of the school year, as we had already covered all of European history, we had a short summary each lesson of the history of a particular region (like the Middle East or China).

  2. As a Finnish I can say even tough everything works here in Finland (schools, hospitals, social security etc.) for a foreigner living in Scandinavia Sweden is probably the best.
    In other Scandinavian countries you may experience some racism for not speaking the language, or if you are not white. Sad but true…
    But on the other hand, if you move to Finland to work with your family, most people will treat you very well as we don’t have that many foreigners. People will be interested about you and your country.
    Needless to say, all Scandinavian countries are very good and safe places to live!

  3. Norway is strongest economically. Finland has the best education system. The most influential is probably Norway or Sweden. I have no idea which one has the strongest military.

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