Hey everyone, I am not sure if this is appropriate to post here, but I was curious, so I decided to post it. Apologies if an open-ended question such as this is inappropriate.
How many of you, in this class, were actually inspired by history classes in grade school? We are reading about how to engage the public in ways other than “academic” history, and I have noticed that quite a few of us have mentioned that we were not interested in history as a kid, and that history class was boring to us in school.
I was actually surprised when I read this, because I have enjoyed history for as long as I can remember. I was a history major in college, and I’ve always had an interest in reading history books and learning new things about history. Much of this was fostered in my youth by the public school history teachers I had. Social Studies (in elementary and middle school) and History were always my favorite classes. Is there anyone else in this class like me, or am I the only one?