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    Re: Why study history


    Posted on 10/17/11
    (13) Comments

    > On 10/25/10, Cathy wrote:
    >> I teach 7th/8th grade history. I would like to teach a
    >> quick one week unit on why we study history. I have a few
    >> ideas, but wondering if anyone has a great lesson they do
    >> for this. Thanks.

    1. I do not think History should be about trying to learn from
    the mistakes from the past, as some people have already
    mentioned humans continually make the same mistakes.

    2. History is filled with the most dramatic, action-packed, and
    hilarious stories. The problem is the way we present it is dry
    and disconnected,

    3. Historians are used in movies, video games, and television,
    but students are never informed that historians help made some
    of there favorite movies, video games, and television shows.

    4. Studying history is a way to discover our roots as a person,
    group, country, race, etc. We can see where we have been to help
    propel us into the future.

    5. History, just like the heavens, the sea, and the earth all
    demand to be studied, every person has a desire to explore and
    the subject in which they choose to study is their own.

    Just a few of my ideas.

    Posts on this thread, including this one

  • Why study history, 10/25/10, by Cathy.
  • Re: Why study history, 10/26/10, by Because human beings keep making the same mistakes.
  • Re: Why study history, 10/26/10, by Bulldog.
  • Re: Why study history, 10/27/10, by veteran history teacher.
  • Re: Why study history, 10/28/10, by Bud.
  • Re: Why study history, 10/30/10, by Cathy.
  • Re: Why study history, 11/11/10, by Megan R.
  • Re: Why study history, 11/11/10, by HBarbosa.
  • Re: Why study history, 11/13/10, by Joe/HS/CT.
  • Re: Why study history, 10/17/11, by Estepahead.
  • Re: Why study history To teach ethics, 10/21/11, by Barbara .
  • Re: Why study history To teach ethics, 10/22/11, by uh teach whose ethics?.
  • Re: Why study history, 11/02/11, by jeff.