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    Re: Why study history
    Posted by: Bud on 10/28/10
    (13) Comments


    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?
    Germans!

    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!


    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 oh...to teach whose ethics?.
  • Re: Why study history, 11/02/11, by jeff.