History as a social endeavor: I teach history as a way to awaken my
students moral and ethical responsibilities as citizens. History is
a social endeavor, not an abstract objective one.
On 10/17/11, Estepahead wrote:
> > 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
> and disconnected,
> 3. Historians are used in movies, video games, and television,
> but students are never informed that historians help made
> 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.
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