Finding the personal stories in history
February 16, 2022
What was your least favorite subject in school? Mine was history (ignoring PE where I showed no talent). It seems in most of my history classes, the teachers simply wanted us to memorize information.
Miss Sturgeon, my seventh grade teacher, tried to give us a concept of American history by assigning teams of students to different periods. She put blank posters on the walls around the room with each group applying their artistic talents to depict their assigned historical period. I appreciated the visual learning and the break from memorizing.
Entering high school, I encountered a teacher o...