Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Why Study History?

I have a sign in my classroom which asks why students should study history and it is one of the first exercises I ask my students to ponder.  But I have never been able to vocalize it as nicely as AP World guru Peter Stearns does here.  Included in his reasons are because it provides identity, allows us to analyze evidence, is good citizenship, helps us understand morality and more.

2 comments:

Cakes said...

Excellent resource! Once and a while I come across a student that will ask the infamous question “why do we have to learn this stuff?” I plan on printing this off and using this for my semester courses starting next week. Do you have students brainstorm a list of reasons for studying History prior to giving them this handout?

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