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Cryme Offline

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Does anybody other than me thinking History is an absolutely useless subject? I mean, c'mon. Who really gives a flying fuck about what happened in the past. Sure, it can be great to know who and what made your country, but honestly, unless I get some occupation at a war museum or something, I doubt I'll be using any of the stuff I learned in history class in my daily life.

That being said, I don't even remember anything I learned from history class last year. Once it's taught, I forget about it the year later. It's also boring as hell. I'm trying to listen to the teacher, but it just doesn't interest me. I can't seem to pay attention.

If anybody has any tips on how to focus in history class, please give me a shout. Thanks.
02-04-2009 01:25 AM
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MM Offline

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Unless you're actually interested in History, there really isn't a way you can focus in it. And about 99 % of kids in school are not interested in it.
02-04-2009 03:44 AM
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I think history is actually quite interesting, but nt when you learn about the same country, the US, for all of elementary and middle school. People wonder why Americans know so little of the outside world due to the faact that we only ever learn of the US.

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02-04-2009 07:27 AM
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I don't even live in the US, and in my school they teach us about it. I barely know anything about the past of my own country.

But, you know, I kinda like my History classes. Not because of the content, but because of the teacher. She is one of the coolest teacher I have ever had. Tied in first place with Health and Math.

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02-04-2009 07:56 AM
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yea history is easy for me. and you kinda need it to reconize things. so they wont happen again

life is just blah blah blah. we hope for blah, and sometimes we find it. but mostly its blah. and waiting for blah. and hoping you were right about the blahs you made. and when you think you just got the whole blah damn thing figured out, and your surrounded by the ones you blah. death shows up and blah blah blah.

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02-04-2009 08:16 AM
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Here's my trick for paying attention in any class. Take notes in different color pens, and try to organize it as you write it. Not only will you be focusing and such (you do have to try a little. The pens arn't going to magically cure you, but they help), but your notes will be more fun to look at. Smile

As for the subject itself, I think it's important to know, if you plan on going into anything like politics, and especially if you ever become wealthy. Why? Because first of all, a big reason that we learn about and remember the past is so that it never happens again. We remember the Holocaust, and preserve Aushwitz as a reminder of what can happen when humanity goes wrong. That's why it's important for politics. And it's important if you're wealthy because chances are, people will ask you to donate to things like "WWII veterens club" and mueseums and stuff like that.

Also, I find history class EXTREMELY boring too. Why? Because the manner in which they teach it is so uninteresting. Taking notes on stuff is the farthest thing away from actually caring about what it is. It just seems so unreal when you're sitting in a blasted prison cell, looking at a power point with a few shmultzy pictures pulled off of google on it.

So, my recommendation is to watch a movie, or a series on history channel about it. It's way more interesting. There's this good one called The Revolution where they reenact battles and stuff. Way more real (if you don't notice the airplane trails in the sky =P)- way more exciting. Movies like 300 and stuff, while not completely historically accurate, will give you an idea of the big picture, which is more important than the specifics.

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