This is why we study history…

Actually, it’s an even better example of why interdisciplinary studies is so essential – a nexus of history, geography, geology, history and chemistry. Perhaps ‘archeaogeochemistry’.

From the World Economic Forum:

Now, Jared Diamond, author of Collapse, may have something to say about it but, either way, this article and its revelations highlight the necessity of teaching history.

I always introduce history to my Grade 7s with, amongst others, the variation on George Santayana‘s quote, “Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” (The original is “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”)

Sadly, our current society is the product of many failed learnings and memories. But there is still hope…

This is why we study history…
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