The Dreaded History Class

This meme is an example of  the challenges of teaching a history course. So many students come into class with the preconceived notion that history is stagnant, boring, and just a listing of facts that are no longer relevant to everyday life. I imagine most of us aim to change this view of history class. I’d like to show students what my best teachers showed me, that history is a dynamic story, with multiple viewpoints and an unbelievable amount of action. History class should be exciting and vibrant, essentially the exact opposite of the typical lecture-style class.

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