Why Study History PPT

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• Please hand in your Student Survey
• After you hand them in please answer the
following questions and be ready to discuss in
class
– What is History?
– Why do we study History?
What is History?
• Political – Government
• Economic – Agriculture, Industry, and Trade
• Social – Everyday life and Culture
Why study History?
• History is the best way to learn how to think
analytically
– The world is not black and white, there are a lot of grey
areas and multiple answers to questions – Which is the
right one????
• History teaches you how to articulate yourself
– If you cant express yourself, no one will hear you
• History tells us who we are – How can you think
forward without looking back?
– Not just names and dates
– Many of our leaders look back into history to think forward
– History RHYMES not repeats
What is World History?
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Wide lens
Interconnection
Thematic not Chronological
Small Communities
Different Points of View
Why is the world the way it is?
What are some elements of a great movie?
– History is BEST MOVIE EVER!!!!
Why do Americans Study World
History?
• To Become aware of our debt to other peoples
• To Learn about our racial and ethnic
backgrounds
• To learn lessons of the past
• To Understand our interdependent World
Why Teach World History?
• I LOVE HISTORY!
• We live in Global Society
– Where are your clothes, food, electronics, etc.
produced?
– We are all from different areas of the globe
• You will be entering a Global Society
– What are some problems we are facing?
Who is buried here – What would you
put down?
Interpret the following quotes
• "I know of no way of judging the future but by
the past." (Patrick Henry)
• "The present contains nothing more than the
past, and what was found in the effect was
already in the cause." (Henri Bergson)
• "We are tomorrow's past." (Mary Webb)
• "The future bears a great resemblance to the
past, only more so." (Faith Popcorn)
• Write your own quote on history that reflects
your view on history and the importance of the
past
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