Name__________________________________ Date due___________________ In your class we learned why we study History. Now it is time to put your skills to the test! Please read then complete the following assignment: Why Study History? Assignment: Write a short essay of 4 paragraphs, 100-150 words total) giving your thoughts on why we study U.S. history in school. Remember to include an introductory paragraph and Concluding Paragraph in your essay. Please do not forget to check your spelling and grammar. Topics to consider: (These are only suggestions.) Why does the state of Kentucky want students to learn history? Why do your parents and other adults sanction the teaching of history? Is history useful? Is history fun? What can be learned from studying history? Are there practical applications of historical learning? Supporting Details: Make sure that you include supporting details from the web sites you visited and school notes. Grading: Neatly typewritten or carefully handwritten in blue or black ink. 2pts. Spelling and grammar are correct. 2pts. Information is accurate. 2pts. Supporting details are included with explanations and example 2pts. Opinions are clearly and persuasively expressed. 2pts. Ideas are original and thought-provoking. 2pts. Total 12pts.