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Why study History?

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Why should we study history?

There are many different reasons to study history, as it is a fantastic combination of all the other school subjects. There are many arguments over the importance of history, and these still go on today.

In brief, the major arguments for studying history are as follows:

arrowHistory helps you discover how your world evolved.

arrowHistory helps you develop the skills to look beyond the headlines, to ask questions properly, and to express your own opinions.

arrowHistory trains your mind and teaches you how to think and process information.

arrowHistory students are rounded individuals who develop an understanding of both past and present.

arrowThe pursuit of historical events and people is fun - a form of time travel.

arrowHistory helps you make sense of most other subjects.

arrowA lack of historical knowledge prevents people from truly understanding the world they live in.

arrowHistory helps you understand the origins of modern political and social problems.

arrowHistory lets you learn how and why people behaved as they did, whether they are Elizabeth I, Hitler or John Lennon...

arrowHistory makes you appreciate that people in the past were not just 'good' or 'bad', but motivated in complex and inconsistent ways, just like us.

arrowHistory provides you with the skills employers are looking for.

It's explosive stuff!
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