Why Study History


Published on

Published in: Spiritual, Education
1 Comment
1 Like
  • "People ruling" is a republic. Democracy is the method of electing people to rule. A republic acknowledges that the people are the rulers. A voting majority (democracy) is the means for the people to have their say.
    Are you sure you want to  Yes  No
    Your message goes here
No Downloads
Total views
On SlideShare
From Embeds
Number of Embeds
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

Why Study History

  1. 1. Why Study History? <ul><li>Proof That It Matters </li></ul>
  2. 2. Warm Up <ul><li>What is “history”? </li></ul><ul><li>Why should we study history? </li></ul><ul><li>How could studying history benefit our lives? </li></ul><ul><li>What is an “ideal”? Use it in a sentence. </li></ul><ul><li>Do you know of any “ideals”? </li></ul>discuss the following questions with those at your table
  3. 3. What is an Ideal ? <ul><li>Ideal : </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>a value that a person pursues as a goal </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>ex: honesty - someone who holds a personal ideal of honesty chooses not to lie and strives to be an honest person </li></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 4. The 5 American Ideals <ul><li>Since the creation of United States, our country has rested upon 5 IDEALS that have made it what it is today </li></ul><ul><li>But what are they? </li></ul><ul><li>In groups, conduct the American Ideal Activity and find out definitions and examples of the five American Ideals. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Ideal #1 <ul><li>Opportunity – the ability to have access to certain things. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ex: the opportunity to </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>go to public school </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ex: the opportunity to </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>get a job </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Ideal #2 <ul><li>Rights (natural) - a list of entitlements every human being is born with </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ex: right to free speech </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ex: right to bear arms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ex: right to privacy </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Ideal #3 <ul><li>Liberty - restricted freedoms </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ex: to join LA Fitness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ex: to go swimming </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ex: to eat a box of Oreos for breakfast </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Ideal #4 <ul><li>Equality - that state of being equal </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ex: equality in jobs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ex: equality in school </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ex: must be treated by government as equals </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Ideal #5 <ul><li>Democracy - people rule </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ex: demos = people, kracy = rule </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ex: US government </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ex: opposite of a monarchy = 1 ruler </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. SO WHY STUDY HISTORY? <ul><li>Using the five ideals, brainstorm as a group why we should study history... </li></ul>
  11. 11. Homework <ul><li>Use the 5 American Ideals to answer the question: Why should we study history? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>At least 1 paragraph (5-7 sent.) </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Main Idea <ul><li>... because without an understanding of the past we will never change the future. </li></ul><ul><li>... because in __ years it will be up to you to make a difference </li></ul><ul><li>... because early American History highlights how these 5 ideals have produced the most prosperous nation the world as ever known... </li></ul>
  13. 13. Without Studying History...
  14. 14. Without Studying History...
  15. 15. Without Studying History...