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Why Does History Matter?

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Amy Gollub

on 17 August 2015

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Transcript of Why Does History Matter?

Why Does History Matter?
History Explains other Cultures
History is about YOU
That is History.
Why Study History?

History is a story of places, events and
people from the past

It's the story of human beings
Aren't YOU human?
Imagine what this school would be like if we were all EXACTLY THE SAME.
Same clothes, hair color, gender, opinions, ability, etc.

History is CURRENT
EVERYTHING that is happening in our world today is because of something that happened in HISTORY.
History Makes You Smart!
History is READING
Where are you from?
Where are your parents from?
What traditions does your family have?
Where are your ancestors from?
What does your last name mean?
Pretty boring, right?
Now imagine if the WORLD was exactly the same
SAME RACE
SAME RELIGION
SAME POLITICAL BELIEFS
SAME TRADITIONS
SAME FOOD
SAME LANGUAGE
SAME SPORTS
SAME GAMES
SAME HUMOR
SAME MUSIC
SAME ART
The world is FULL of so many amazing differences, and HISTORY helps explain them all
Right now, at this moment, YOU are part of HISTORY
History helps us understand what is going on around us.
History is WRITING
History is PROBLEM SOLVING
History is CRITICAL THINKING
History is the answer to WHY
History is ANALYZING
History is YOU.
History is ARGUING
History is DECIPHERING
History is QUESTIONING
History is FUN!
History is a STORY. Stories are INTERESTING!
History has all of the things that we love about stories and movies, except it's REAL!
War
Love
Violence
Drama
Backstabbing
Comedy
Romance
Music
Art
Relationships
Battles
Explosions!
Horror
Friendships
Action
Adventure
Emotion
Tragedy
History Makes the World
a More Interesting Place
Once you know the HISTORY of something,
it becomes more interesting
Plus, there's this...
Suspense
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