The Importance of History Lessons in Schools

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History is a great subject for all students to enjoy throughout their time in school, with the vast majority of schools teaching the subject. In fact, in this Sixth Form in Surrey, you can advance further with your History studies to reach A Level and beyond. It has a lot of benefits for students, which is why it’s a highly regarded subject. Here are some reasons as to why it’s important to teach in schools.

Gives your child a broader perspective

History is all about what happened to society in the past and what can be done to improve on that. Many important things have happened in history, such as war, smaller conflicts and within politics. All of these things, and more, can give your child a whole new perspective on what they can do to improve society and learn from the past. A lot of life lessons can be found in just a single history lesson.

Helps your child’s practice in other lessons

History lessons in school often involve a lot of writing and reading to comprehend what has happened in the past. Exams also follow a similar method, in which students will have to write out essays to support an overarching argument. It’s why History is often credited with helping children in their other subjects, which will give your child a lot more experience and better grades overall.

Helps your child find an appreciation for History

At times it may feel like it’s difficult to get into history, but with the many things your child will learn in a short space of time it can really develop their love for the subject. It’s why it’s often a popular subject in schools, as well as so many resources out there in different forms - from the many museums we have to popular reading books, art and more.

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Wendy Lam-Vechi said...

I used to love History as a kid and I remember how much I enjoyed reading about different eras. Sadly it took one teacher I had for History in GCSEs that made me hate History lessons. He had a monotone voice and looked bored himself. Suddenly History felt so boring