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Why study history?

Why study history?


Students will be exposed to the relevancy of learning about the past and how it will help them across the curriculum in the future.

Learning history is deeper than simply learning facts and dates. Actually "doing" history is about problem solving and will help students improve their ability to solve problems through critical thinking. 

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It’s important to understand that the goal is not to teach you to become a historian. The goal is to teach you to become a critical thinker, which will help you solve the problems of today and the problems of tomorrow.

Source: BBC, Ted Talk, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, and The Far Side