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History Overview and Intro

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Amanda Bastianon

on 4 October 2013

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Transcript of History Overview and Intro

Why do we study history???
Why is history important?
Does any of this stuff really matter???
How do you expect me to learn all this junk?
Aren't all these people worm food?
Why do we study history?
How do people learn about history?
Why is history important?
"The causes of events are ever more interesting
than the events themselves"
Marcus Tilius Cicero
"History is a set of lies agreed upon."
"We cannot escape history."
Abraham Lincoln
"The very ink with which history is written is merely fluid prejudice"
Mark Twain
"History teaches that all conquerors who have allowed their subject races to carry arms have prepared their own downfall by doing so."
Adolf Hitler
"History is written by the victors."
Winston Churchill
"We are not makers of history.
We are made by history."
Martin Luther King Jr
to satisfy our curiosity about the past
to try to avoid repeating the mistakes of the past
to be inspired
to understand the world and the way it works
to understand racism and why it occurs
to have a connection to people and our community/country
to answer questions and to question answers
How do people learn about History?
Can you believe that people actually pay
money to be entertained by history???
If a story isn't somewhat believable,
we don't stay connected
If you can't relate to the characters in a story, the experience is short
Good stories are written with good history as inspiration
So... How do most people learn about history???
Video Games
Television Shows
are all shaped by human history
Video Games
Why do we remember things from history???
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