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Why Teach U.S. History Anyway?

Why Teach U.S. History Anyway?

Hey there! Ever wonder why we bother learning about stuff that went down way back when? Well, when it comes to U.S. history, turns out there’s more to it than just snoozing through dates and dead people.

1. Knowing Where We Came From:
Think of it like digging into your family tree but on a national scale. Learning about the Revolutionary War, Civil Rights Movement, and all that helps us figure out who we are as a country. It’s all about understanding our roots.

2. Getting in the Game:
By knowing how our democracy got its start and all the bumps in the road along the way, we’re better equipped to join the conversation and, you know, actually make a difference.

3. Cultivating Critical Thinking Skills:
U.S. history serves as a laboratory for cultivating critical thinking skills essential for navigating an increasingly complex world. By
looking at different accounts of events and piecing together the facts, we get pretty good at spotting fake news and calling out
misinformation. It’s like armor against being fooled.

4. Walking in Someone Else’s Shoes:
History isn’t just about the big shots and famous battles – it’s also about everyday folks and their struggles. Learning about different perspectives, like those of Native Americans, immigrants, and women, helps us see the world through their eyes. It’s like putting on a pair of empathy glasses.

5. Taking a Moment to Reflect:

Sometimes, history lessons hit us right in the feels. They make us think about where we’ve been, where we’re going, and what kind of world we want to live in.

Learning U.S. history isn’t just about passing a test – it’s about understanding ourselves, playing our part, staying sharp, showing
some empathy, and taking a moment to think.

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Cheikh Toure
Cheikh Toure, Staff Writer
Hi my name is Cheikh Toure. I'm currently, in my 3rd year at Page High School. I am from the country of Togo, where French is our official language. Throughout my time at Page High School soccer has played a role in shaping my journey. Being part of the school's soccer team has taught me lessons in discipline, teamwork, and perseverance. Moreover, beyond the field, I've discovered a passion for writing. Fiction is particularly intriguing to me as it allows me to unleash my imagination. Whether it's embarking on thrilling adventures or exploring the depth of emotions writing has become an outlet for me to express my creativity. In addition to my love for storytelling and creativity through writing, I've developed an interest in technology and engineering. Exploring computer coding and learning about its intricacies interests me. Once I graduate from school my aspiration is to pursue a career as a software engineer. Apart from fiction and technology pursuits staying informed about world news has also become an aspect of my life. Keeping up with world news broadens my perspectives. Enhances my understanding of our evolving world. As I continue on this journey at Page High School I am grateful for the experiences that have shaped me into the person I am today. My background dedication to sportsmanship and thirst for knowledge all contribute to shaping who I am becoming. I am excited to welcome the opportunities that the future holds for me.

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