This is a very brief power point with a couple things to discuss about why students should study history and why they should study US History. Once you have downloaded it, you can edit it to suit your own needs. It could be used in junior high or high school. You could spend 30 minutes of time on this in class, but I recommend about 15 minutes or less.
There is a reference to a quote in the powerpoint by the ancient Roman writer Livy; The quote is "The study of history is a healthy and worthwhile activity. It presents a variety of models to be followed or avoided, and it does so with complete clarity. It works equally well for the individual and for the state."