What if we were teaching history all wrong? Classes tend to treat it as a narrative, where A causes B causes C, and then eventually, maybe, you reach the present.

Why not frame history as a series of questions starting from where things are today and going backward in time? You could pick any aspect of today's world and trace its evolution back hundreds of years.

Wouldn't that be a great class? History would seem so much more relevant and connected to the now.

@dl Would also make it clearer why remembering the past is important to avoid repeating the same mistakes.

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