Fostering a Love of History
Opening a Door to the Past Blog
by David Bruce Smith for WETA's AdLit
Why is it important that we continue to build students’ curiosity about their own history as well as others’ experiences? History explains who we are and where we are going. Without these principles fixed in place, one cannot mature into a civically minded adult who participates in local, national, and presidential elections. These are the minimum requirements for our society to stay strong or the lights of Democracy will go out.