A veteran teacher with experience helping students become successful in their own lives beyond high school. Manager on campus as a Department Chair and Coach. Veteran Coach and Veteran leader on campus in the A.V.I.D. Program
Every good story begins “Once upon a time…” This is the greatest story ever told. This is the story of us – of humanity. There will be no discussion of creation or evolution. That is a different discussion for a different day. This is one of the lies my teacher told me.
For the majority of the population, history class has been and always will be boring. Students consider history “irrelevant” and boring. When possible, students do the very least in their social science classes, especially history. The information given to a passive audience is forgotten as soon as possible. When high stakes testing included history, the results would reveal that the future of this nation knew extraordinarily little about the past and how the country got to where it is.
Good morning. My name is Kathy O’Neill. And this is Flipping the World on Its Head. We will be looking at a new way of presenting material in a social science setting. In the end, I hope I can answer any questions you may have.
Most students study history as a requirement for graduation. All high schools require at least two years of history. Additionally, most universities require two courses in history. With that being said, most students do not like history because the content is viewed and irrelevant and boring. Many professors feed into that conclusion by being lecture driven. There are, however, many reasons why one should study history.