When I ask this question of my ninth graders each year, they give
the same answer posted here - so we won't repeat the same
mistakes. Then I ask them - " do we still keep making the same
mistakes?". The always reply " yes". So, we don't " learn". We see
the same patterns in every culture and time period!
So why do we study it? Simple - it tells us who WE are and why we
are what we are. We learn more about ourselves...our beliefs, our
customs, our thoughts, our values, our heritage.
You could have had ancestors who crossed from France to England
with William the Conquerer. You could have had ancestors survive
an Atlantic crossing from Africa....
Does your family put up a Christmas tree? Why? Who started it?
Like sweet potatoes ( yams)? Africans brought them.
History is the story of how YOU got to that seat where you sit
today...let's explore the journey!
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