I don't get History. How can I make it fun ?

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mkoren | Middle School Teacher | (Level 3) Senior Educator

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History can be a fascinating subject. It depends on how you approach it. Try to view history as a way to learn from the past. This will help you avoid making the same mistakes in the future that other people made in the past. You also may be able to repeat the successes that have occurred throughout history. If you look carefully at historical events, you will see that there are many similarities between them. Look at how the same events repeat themselves even though the names and places are different.

You should also look at how historical events compare to events in your life. Try to see how something in the past is similar to something that affects you today. For example, how did colonial protests over taxes reflect the current anti-tax sentiments that exist today? How do laws that were passed during the Progressive Era affect your life now? If you can see the connections of the past to the present, you can make history come alive for you.

You should also avoid viewing history as a memorization of names, places, and facts. It is so much more than that. Try to see how history connects to your life. If you can do that, you will see much more meaning in the study of it.

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