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Living in History<br />The Point of Learning History<br />Mr. Shore<br />
The Consequences of No History<br />No remembrance of past events<br />No sense of context or shared memories<br />No rela...
Why Study History? Peter Stearns (AHA)<br />History Helps Us Understand People and Societies<br />History Helps Us Underst...
The Historian-Wrestler With the Angel of Death (Boorstin)<br />Historian is a discoverer and creator<br />Limits of Discov...
History Speaks to Us…<br />
Reflections on History<br />“History is a nightmare from which we are trying to awaken”—James Joyce<br />“Study history, s...
“A City Upon a Hill”<br />The uniqueness of the American experience<br />
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Living In History

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Living In History

  1. 1. Living in History<br />The Point of Learning History<br />Mr. Shore<br />
  2. 2. The Consequences of No History<br />No remembrance of past events<br />No sense of context or shared memories<br />No relationships<br />No sense of identity <br />No coherent structure for a value system<br />No foundation for decision making<br />“A nation that forgets its past has no future”—Winston Churchill<br />
  3. 3. Why Study History? Peter Stearns (AHA)<br />History Helps Us Understand People and Societies<br />History Helps Us Understand Change and How the Society We Live In Came to Be<br />Importance of History in Our Own Life<br />History Contributes to Our Moral Understanding<br />History Provides Identity<br />
  4. 4. The Historian-Wrestler With the Angel of Death (Boorstin)<br />Historian is a discoverer and creator<br />Limits of Discovery<br />1. Bias of Survival of the Unread<br />2. Bias of the Survival of the Durable<br />3. Bias of the Survival of the Collectibles & Gov’t<br /> Data<br />4. Bias of the Survival of the Printed and Self-Serving<br />5. Bias of the Victorious Point of View <br />
  5. 5. History Speaks to Us…<br />
  6. 6. Reflections on History<br />“History is a nightmare from which we are trying to awaken”—James Joyce<br />“Study history, study history—in history lie all the secrets of statecraft”—Winston Churchill<br />“We cannot escape history”—Abraham Lincoln<br />“Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it”—Jose Ortega y Gasset<br />
  7. 7. “A City Upon a Hill”<br />The uniqueness of the American experience<br />

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