I visit national schools as a heritage specialist, I have designed workshops for children to explore what Ireland was like 1000 years ago (give or take a couple of years!). The history taught in schools today is appalling.......it is the same old sh1 that has been presented for years i.e. propaganda and false histories of the church and other empires that tried to conquer. Children are never encouraged to question history, to ask who wrote this and why?
We were exploring what the landscape was like in Ireland 1000 years ago..what did we have more or less of. One child asked did we have more trees, I led a quick visualization of what type of trees we had back then....i.e. giant oak forests that go on for miles, walking for days without leaving a forest, then I asked the question how would life be different, what would you do if you lived in or near such big trees and forests?