history doesn't repeat it is just a story that has happened in the past . It is just like a moral story from which the morals are taken but not fully accepted.the things we learn in history need not be true . For eg :In the past, Britain was ruling India and westerners are the main people who wrote history thus they will write the article in favor towards their country whereas demarking the other country. Thus it need not be true !
“Failing to heed the lessons of the past will doom you to repeat them in the future.”
That means to me that even though technology changes, and empires fall people basically will always stay the same with their wants, desires and needs.
Yes, it should be taught.
I like it as too.
Well, my history lessons made me suicidally depressed (not exaggerating) so I dropped it in the end. I think it should be optional because some people like learning about it, but I personally find it really boring and it only teaches you one side of things.
Yeah I think it should be taught
History should be taught because it is what keeps this world from making the same mistake twice. Without history, the world would not know these mistakes and can repeat them. History is what shaped the world. History keeps us from having another Hitler or another world war. History is what kept the United States from another 9/11 by improving security. History is the most important subject.
As long as the teacher actually teaches you, and doesn't let you fail on your test. I didn't like history until 7th grade, when I got this guy who is really funny for my teacher. Personally I don't think history is too hard to learn. It is a lot of facts, but if I do my homework that is usually enough to help me memorize everything.
One effect, for example, is the current tendency to prefer "security" over "freedom" in the US and elsewhere around the world. History teaches that is a bad trade to make, and can result in dictatorial "leadership," genocide, and worse.