DAVID RECTOR: History is about learning good judgement, not memorizing facts

© Tetra Images/Tetra Images/Corbis We are developing 21st Century education. But what does that mean? How and why is teaching history and social studies different today than say 100, 50 or even 20 years ago? There are two factors that answer those questions. First of all, there is always something to learn from the past, and secondly, things always change. My first point is why we teach history. That should never change. My second point is how we teach history. That does change. There will always be resistance to change. You know those people who want to keep us in the 20th Century. But a profound change today is the purposeful integration of social studies and history with English courses. Students read and write about history and not just a…


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