Education: How to Write History

The schoolmaster of the County Primary School in Offord, Huntingdonshire, England, wanted to do something for the Festival of Britain and asked his pupils for suggestions. One of them had an ambitious idea: "Why not write a book?" Schoolmaster James W. Crick put it up to 13 of his senior students; they thought it was a splendid notion. By last week, Offord had a history of itself it could be proud of.

The book, Two Parishes—One Village (price: 94¢) spans 1,000 years of history, and its 13 authors (aged n to 14) had to use all the tricks of the scholar's trade...

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