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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!!