The Herald Bulletin

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Opinion

July 23, 2013

Editorial: Royal event can be history lesson

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Hopefully, a classroom teacher, media outlet or parent will reinforce the historic nature of such moments. Questions and answers aren’t just for “Jeopardy"; they are lifelong tools that teach awareness of the world around us.

So this royal birth has significance if, and "if" is important here, people use it to teach a history lesson, even a small one such as the fact that the current reigning British monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, is able to rule because her father had no male children.

Each birth of a child is a godsend that becomes a teaching moment for parents and relatives. But a royal baby's birth should be celebrated as a perfect chance to teach world history lessons.

In summary No birth is routine but a royal one offers a chance to teach some history. Poll question Did you follow the news of the royal birth? - Yes, from the announcement of Kate Middleton's pregnancy - Just heard the birth announcement - Not at all

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