On the first day history students ask "Why do I need to learn this?" and "Why is history a required course?" In this activity students are presented with six different reasons why an understanding of history might be valuable in their daily lives. Students rank the reasons in order of significance to them and then the whole class examines their opinions.
How could I use this?
- As an introduction to history class
- As a reflection at the end of the course
- In U.S. History, World History, and more
- Teacher instructions
- Reproducible student handout