Why Study History

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  • "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.
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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...
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