WHY STUDY HISTORY? First Day of School, Back to school Powerpoint
This PowerPoint presentation is a must have or any history class! Start the first day of school or first lesson with “WHY” because students always want to know why? Why am I learning about history? Why do we have to study this stuff anyway? When am I ever going to use this in life? Isn’t history about a bunch of old dead people and things that have already happened? I typically use this for a first day of school, or first day of history class lesson!

You’ve heard these questions before. These are great questions that should not be dismissed but rather explored. I always begin my first day of any history class going through this PowerPoint discussion to convince my students that history is truly important to them. I have found that the “WHY” must be answered before the “WHAT.” When students know why, then learning can begin. I hope this resource helps your students as much as it has helped mine, and gets them excited about learning history! Enjoy this full “NO PREP” mini lesson.

What’s Included in the PowerPoint:
- A note to the teacher that helps explain why history is so important.
- Lesson ideas to incorporate before and after the presentation.
- 6 reasons as to “Why we study history?" to present to students
- A link to an inspirational 4 min video about history's influence.
- Numerous discussion notes and evidences for each of the 6 points to help the teacher lead the large group discussion and/or lecture.
- This is ready to go with “NO PREP” or research needed. Yeah!
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Created: Jul 31, 2016

Updated: Feb 22, 2018

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WHYSTUDYHISTORYFirstDayofSchoolPowerpoint

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