It’s one thing to memorise history, it’s another to analyse it and draw valid conclusions, parallels and lessons from it . Winston Churchill once said that “history is written by the victors” . Critical thinking is an area largely missing from the modern classroom in most curricula around the world. However, critical thinking aids real problem solving, something that is hugely beneficial in most occupations. Students careers, and society at large, would benefit positively from a greater number of critical, informed graduates. History text books should only be used to aid open, balanced and critical discussions on history, and not as a sort of history “bible” that cannot be questioned. Therefore when reading history children should be open minded. How does history Books help the society ?