The objective of this tutorial is to help students understand the importance of studying history.
History is often seen as a useless topic in school. Many students do not enjoy their classes and fail to see how names and dates are relevant to their lives. The fact is however, that history is an incredibly important field to study. There is an old saying that goes, "Those who do not study history are doomed to repeat it", but I've seen it continued on to say, "yet those who do study history are doomed to watch others repeat it." The point is simple, in order to understand what is best for the future, we must look at the past.
Stearns writes that history is important to understand if we wish to be good moral citizens. There are many other reasons he cites in this piece as well...