Why History Is Important (Sophmore English)

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Monique Glickstern
P2 Ward

History could be anything from remembering getting your braces off to learning about a relative of yours that died generations ago. If there was a book that everyone should read, I would say that it is a book that covers the history of the world. If I were to choose a book specifically, it would be Visual History of the World, foreword by Douglas G. Brinkley, a famed author and professor of history. History is important to study because of what it has to teach us, considering the fact that it is anything that has ever happened on this planet. History is the study of all past human events. This is why history is an imperative part of education; it contains every other subject.

History teaches us many things. Researching history can help us to understand the reasons why things happen the way that they do. We can become more aware of the world that we live in by learning about our roots. History can inform us about other cultures and help us become more intelligent about everything we need. By reading history, you are diving into a past world of our ancestors that is the reason you are alive today. Learning about history can also teach you about values and imperative life skills that will be utilized for the rest of your life. An example would be reading about Napoleon's battles in Russia; his troops suffered multiple failures because of Napoleon’s defective logistics, poor discipline, and carelessness to prepare for the different living conditions his soldiers would have faced. We can learn from this that you can expect a lack of success without having properly prepared for what lays ahead. The only way we can understand who we are and how we have attained our current positions in life is by studying the past, and the best way that we can understand others is by studying their past. It is indispensable for us to understand the happenings of the past in order for us to learn from them and better influence our decisions in the...
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