Thursday, June 29, 2006

The Trouble with (Studying) History

Susan Wise Bauer, author of The Well-Educated Mind and The Well-Trained Mind (among other books), is working on a four-volume history of the world, a process which she regularly chronicles on her blog, The History of the (Whole) World.

In her most recent post, she speculates on why we might find history to be boring and/or irrelevant, why the way Americans typically teach history is ineffective, and how instead we ought to approach the study of history.

Read her insightful and succinct thoughts here.


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