How can we make teaching of History more interesting in the classroom?Students are finding it more boring and difficult to learn History. They think that choosing History as a subject for upper...

How can we make teaching of History more interesting in the classroom?

Students are finding it more boring and difficult to learn History. They think that choosing History as a subject for upper classes is not career-oriented therefore they tend to choose science or economics as alternative subjects. How can I convince my students to choose history as a subject?

 

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Ashley Kannan | Middle School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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I think that one of the strongest ways in which the teaching history can be one rooted in interest and differentiated instruction is through the idea of integrating technology.  There are so many technological resources in terms of exploring history and demonstrating its findings that students can be led to a realm in which their own sense of interest is evoked and their own sense of understanding is brought out through the exploration.  I believe that technology is critical in this because students can use multimedia from the web as well as exploration through different applications and tools for presentation that can bring out student interest.  The digital approach to teaching history still embraces historical scholarship, but it does so in a manner that is more appealing to students.  It is transformative in that the discipline of historical inquiry now becomes a realm in which there is complete immersion as it is based in student thought and interest.  I believe that this is one way in which the teaching of history can become more relatable and effective to students.

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Wiggin42 | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 2) Valedictorian

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My history teacher made history more interesting by telling it to us a story. Her lectures were full of fascinating information and she told the information in such a great way that I followed along like she was telling a creative story. Mind you, I'm terrified of history classes so I think its amazing she made me love hers. 

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gyasmit | High School Teacher | eNotes Newbie

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Thank You for answering my question. Your answer is very helpful.

 

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