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Becoming a Utah Historian. Utah History Unit 1. Why Study History?. “Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” – George Stanayana. Here’s What I think. History shows us what it means to be human. History gives us heroes.

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Becoming a utah historian

Becoming a Utah Historian

Utah History Unit 1

Why study history
Why Study History?

  • “Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” – George Stanayana

Here s what i think
Here’s What I think

  • History shows us what it means to be human.

  • History gives us heroes.

  • History helps us improve our judgment and recognize beauty.

  • History makes us better thinkers, readers, and writers.

  • It satisfies our need for identification and teaches us civic involvement.

  • History is FUN!!


What it means to be human
What it means to be human

  • Teaches us tolerance-different people act and think in different ways and believe different things. Just because someone is different, doesn’t mean they are wrong or stupid.

  • We can learn from mistakes-ours and others.

Gives us heroes
Gives us heroes

  • Who are some of your heroes? Why?

  • Where would we be without the efforts of the people who have come before us?

Improve judgment
Improve judgment

  • Because others think and act differently from us, we can’t judge them unless we know why they acted the way they did.

  • Location, culture, values, ethnicity, and many more things affect how a person develops and the decisions they make.

Recognize beauty
Recognize Beauty

  • Was the trek of the pioneers across the west a thing of beauty?

  • Why is it beautiful to be a pioneer?

  • What else in history is beautiful?

Better thinkers readers writers
Better thinkers, readers, writers

  • Historians are a lot like detectives. They look at evidence left over from history and try to decide what happened.

  • We must develop these skills in order to become historians and study history without judging the actions of others.

  • You will be able to do this-

Who are we why be involved in politics
Who are we? Why be involved in politics?

  • History can teach us who we are and where we came from.

  • History shows how important it is to vote and exercise your opinion in politics.

  • Many people throughout history didn’t have the freedom to do so, and many fought and died for the right.

  • We shouldn’t squander their legacy by not raising our voices.

History is fun
History is fun!!