Newsletter - Volume 1 #1
Studying history gives an individual perspective on current events. But first the facts. If you don't know who, what, when, where, how, and why, there is no way that you can arrive at meaningful opinions.
It is true that the first rendition of events usually has the longest life. But we are learning to constantly re-appraise as new facts are discovered. It used to be said that history began when writing was invented. However, we now know that writing takes many forms. As the centuries have passed, we have not only learned how to read esoteric ancient languages but we have also learned how to "read" artifacts. Thus, the history books are in a constant state of knowledge acquisition.
By the way, I regard history and geography as inseparable. As we study the dynamics of war and peace, the movement of people and goods, we must always take into account the physical, economic and political reasons for those events..
With reference to the teaching of history in grades K-12, please refer to BOOKSINK.COM. Then go to Educators - History.
I enjoy having a quick reference library of my own so that I can check points of reference when I am reading both fiction and non-fiction. I recommend the following:
The Usborne Illustrated World History Dates - an indispensable
reference book. Comparative world history is presented in clear instantly
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Now, for your amusement, we have put together a short quiz. What is the the importance of each of the following dates: 44 B.C., 476 A.D., 1066, 1215, 1453, 1492, 1517, 1608, 1620, 1775, 1789, 1803 1812, 1848, 1865, 1898, 1917, 1920, 1929, 1931, 1941, 1945, 1950, 1955, 1969, 1972, 1974, 1989. An event in each of these years has had long-range repercussions on our history and the life we lead today. Yes! There are others, but this list of 30 dates will do for starters. Have fun! The answers are available on our website: BOOKSINK.COM. Then go to Educators - History and click on the Red Oval.
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