WHY STUDY HISTORY? First Day of School or Back to School Activity

WHY STUDY HISTORY?  First Day of School or Back to School Activity
WHY STUDY HISTORY?  First Day of School or Back to School Activity
WHY STUDY HISTORY?  First Day of School or Back to School Activity
WHY STUDY HISTORY?  First Day of School or Back to School Activity
WHY STUDY HISTORY?  First Day of School or Back to School Activity
WHY STUDY HISTORY?  First Day of School or Back to School Activity
WHY STUDY HISTORY?  First Day of School or Back to School Activity
WHY STUDY HISTORY?  First Day of School or Back to School Activity
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Learning Objective

Students will better understand the importance of studying history, why history is worth learning about, and how to apply history in a practical way.

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This back to school activity is a must have for any history or social studies class! Start the first day of school, or the first lesson of any history class, with “WHY” because students always want to know why? Why am I learning about history? Why do we have to study this stuff anyway? When am I ever going to use this in life? Isn’t history about a "bunch of old dead people" and things that have already happened?

**Major necessary upgrades have been made to make this product even better! Now editable as well!**

You’ve heard these questions before. These are great questions that should not be dismissed but rather explored. I always begin my first day of any history class going through this PowerPoint (or Google Slides) discussion to convince my students that history is truly important for them. I have found that the “WHY” must be answered before the “WHAT.” When students know why, then learning can begin. I typically use this for a first day of school, or first day of any history lesson! I hope this resource helps your students as much as it has helped mine, and gets them excited about learning history! Enjoy this quality “NO-PREP” mini-lesson.

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What’s Included?:

  • A full set of notes to lead discussion in both PowerPoint and Google Drive formats
  • A note to the teacher that helps explain why history is so important.
  • Lesson ideas to incorporate before and after the presentation.
  • 6 reasons as to “Why we study history?" to present to students.
  • A link to an inspirational 4 min video about history's influence.
  • Numerous discussion notes and evidences for each of the 6 points to help the teacher lead the large group discussion and/or lecture without having to do your own research.
  • A post reflection writing activity and a simple quiz template to asses students on the 6 reasons why.
  • All resources are accessible in GOOGLE Drive format.
  • GOOGLE Drive version is completely editable if you'd like to change or add additional reasons as to why history is important.
  • This is ready to go with “NO PREP” and no research needed. WooHoo!

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More Details:

This resource can be used for any history related class! It covers the importance of knowing and studying history. It is meant to help students see the practical value in history. The lesson will guide you through six important reasons to study history such as learning from past mistakes and being able to foresee future events. There is no specific era or time period represented. I use this lesson to introduce all of my history classes, and I have taught a variety of history courses including U.S. History, Western Civilization, and Ancient World History. Enjoy helping your students see the value in studying history with this practical, yet engaging resource!

☞ "This resource is excellent. The layout and design is professional quality, as well as pedagogically sound. I used components during the first week of school to engage my World History students and build interest in the class. There was a visible, positive student response and visible engagement -- which means I had zero behavioral issues as a result. Can you give any higher praise than that?" - Ronald ★★★!☜

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Write routinely over extended time frames (time for reflection and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.
Use precise language, domain-specific vocabulary and techniques such as metaphor, simile, and analogy to manage the complexity of the topic; convey a knowledgeable stance in a style that responds to the discipline and context as well as to the expertise of likely readers.
Develop the topic thoroughly by selecting the most significant and relevant facts, extended definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples appropriate to the audience’s knowledge of the topic.
Write arguments focused on discipline-specific content.
Write routinely over extended time frames (time for reflection and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.
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Teaching Duration
45 minutes
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