NSW history teachers have kept the Vietnam War and indigenous rights in the new kindergarten to year 6 syllabus.
The president of the NSW History Teachers Association, Bernie Howitt, said the new national curriculum had omitted the Vietnam War as a separate study unit, but it was included in the NSW syllabus released yesterday as a study option.
''It is an option that teachers can teach and, it gives us the freedom to pull the whole national narrative together at the end of year 10,'' he said.
And the executive officer for the NSW English Teachers Association, Eva Gold, was pleased with the new NSW English syllabus, saying it was more contemporary in its approach compared to the national curriculum.
Ms Gold said the national English syllabus produced by the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority had been patchy in parts, but the NSW Board of Studies had pulled it together.
‘‘I think the board has done very well,’’ she said.