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1 Instructions Anything written in yellow (slow down and pay attention) is useful information. You should write it in your notes IN YOUR OWN WORDS. Anything in red (STOP and pay close attention) is critical information and should be copied exactly. Anything in green (go on to the next point) you do not have to write.

2 Why is history important to study…or…why should it matter?

3 3 reasons to study history…did you think of others? 1.If you don’t know history, you don’t know your world or your culture. 2. History is story time all the time! 3. History is who we were, who we are and who we will be.

4 You see, Rafiki knows… “Ah yes, the past CAN hurt, but as I see it, you can either run from it, or learn from it.” Rafiki is a cartoon monkey and he knows this and you’re smarter than a cartoon monkey right?!

5 Ah, c’mon, history doesn’t matter to me you say… …oh really?

6 The smallest decision can change the world. That is what history is all about.

7 Fine, but I’m only in 10 th grade, I can’t change the world. Sure you can. But even if you don’t, how do you know if you don’t even try?

8 Luckily, history can be fun. That’s because history is all about the story.

9 Hollywood loves history!

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11 Well, what if I don’t like movies, I only like video games. Video games love history too!

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13 Everyone loves a good story!

14 Ok, what about TV?

15 Come on this is easy… We even get our own channel! Is there a math channel? Nope! ELA Channel? No way. Science? Ok, yes, but…

16 *SHARED UNDERSTANDINGS *SKILLS *HOW SHALL MAN LIVE Let me share with you what I believe to be the three most important reasons to study history…

17 Shared Understandings…Expectations of our culture Holds our nation’s social fabric together Helps us communicate, which requires us to have shared, often taken for granted, information

18 CAN YOU THINK OF ANY EXAMPLES OF THINGS THAT MIGHT BE SHARED UNDERSTANDINGS?

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27 Skills… Using primary documents and data Analyzing point of view, frame of reference, and context in order to understand differences Comprehend and create timelines Understand and evaluate significance and relevance of history to today Strengthen reading comprehension and writing skills Develop presentation skills Identify and analyze changes and continuities between different time periods and places

28 Skills…(did you know video)

29 HOW SHALL MAN LIVE….HOW DO WE LIVE A GOOD LIFE? *What are our goals, ambitions, values? *What matters? Money, relationships, religion, knowledge, power? *Do we want to live our lives like Hitler or Gandhi, like Washington or Saddam Hussein?

30 The Simpsons “When I was a pup, we got spanked by presidents till the cows came home. Grover Cleveland spanked me on two nonconsecutive occasions.”

31 Do you get it? There’s 2 jokes here. 1st, Grover Cleveland was president in 1885, there’s no way Grandpa was alive then. 2 nd, Cleveland is the only president ever to be elected twice but not in a row. He is our 22 nd ( ) and 24 th ( ) president.

32 There is no other subject that you can change so easily.


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