History Class – Why it’s Important

Posted: June 25, 2015 in Sports and Education

History teachers know that those who don’t learn their history are doomed to repeat it. For students, understanding the complicated causes and effects of various people in different parts of the world is very difficult. Almost all major events in history came as a result of a convoluted set of causes that span the globe. Teaching History to any age group of students is difficult not only because of some of the difficult subject matter involving various atrocities that one group of people have inflicted upon another, but also because the culture and time period that each major event occurred in can be difficult to understand.

History is an important subject because it teaches us who we are. The histories of various parts of the world inform the cultural norms and conditions that we see today. Without understanding how our society came to be in America, we can’t hope to improve the society in which we all participate. Teaching children the value of history can be difficult, but once they grow up, they will realize the value of what they learned in school.

Debra Purcell-Regis is a former history teacher in various school districts around her home of Old Brookville in upstate New York. Purcell-Regis retired last year after teaching history and literature for twenty-five years. To this day, former students thank her for her history lessons and explaining to them where they fit within the tapestry that is American history. Purcell-Regis developed her lesson plans with her students in mind and created a vivid depiction of each historical moment she taught them around the world.


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