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Teaching Tip: Making History Interesting


It is surprising how many students find history boring. Here are some suggestions for increasing your students' interest in this important subject.
  • Supplement textbooks with books that provide personal accounts of historical events.
  • Focus on important individuals in history. Biographies and autobiographies can help your students understand that is is people who make history.
  • Have your students read historical novels.
  • Where feasible, take your students on field trips to historical sites.
  • Have your students role play historical events. This will provide them with a "first-hand" experience.
  • Show historical movies such as 'Amadeus' and 'Apollo 13'.
In short, try to make history come alive.
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