The assertion that history teachers in the Solomon Islands are teaching "wrong facts" about the discovery of our Happy Isle in the distant past, is not absolutely correct. Those who hold or share this view need to find out the information or facts that our history teachers often provide to their students, particularly in the subject being debated.
I can still vividly remember what my social studies teacher taught me many years ago about the person (s) who discovered different places in the pacific including Solomon Islands. He mentioned that the first European to discover Solomon Islands was Alvaro de Mendana - a spanish explorer. Does this mean that ALL history teachers are teaching our children inaccurate facts about our past history? I do not think so!
Which history fact do we need to correct?
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