Why Does It Matter?
"History is a vast early warning system." -- Norman Cousins
"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." -- George Santayana
"History never looks like history when you are living through it." -- John W. Gardner
"History is a gallery of pictures where there are few originals and many copies." -- Alexis de Tocqueville
"To remain ignorant of things that happened before you were born is to remain a child." -- Cicero
"The ideal historian goes to the mouth of the tomb, cries: "Lazarus, come forth!" and sets him that was dead for ages, blinking and passionate, in the sun." -- Austin O'Malley
Why Study History?
Why Study History? (more)
Why study history? Listen.
Article: Why Study History?
Why should you study history? Here's a short answer to the question by Peter N. Stearns of the American Historical Association. Just click the link below.
What is Historical Thinking?
"What am I supposed to be learning? Why is history so important? Isn't history just a boring bunch of facts?"
If these questions are on your mind, check out this link. This website contains a short video entitled "What is Historical Thinking?" It will give you some idea of how complex history can be, and it's a great way to see how you need to approach your class.
Why Black History Month?
Why do we have a Black History Month? This short video from The History Channel explains.
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