How I felt about history tests. Kudos to Watterson for summing up how we felt about history tests in elementary school. As ‘mu can FEE. 1' vte Dirtty fact wt. P comic School funny
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> hey anon, wanna give your opinion?
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#2 - anon id: a3ad7c63
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but history has so much to teach
#5 to #2 - ColeTheUber
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The lessons of history have a lot to teach us.   
The dates of history have no real value.
The lessons of history have a lot to teach us.
The dates of history have no real value.
#7 to #5 - willysbilly
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The dates of history put the lessons in context. Without a meaningful way to sequence events, their value is lost.
User avatar #8 to #7 - neededllama
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But without the lesson the dates mean nothing, and a lesson can be learned if it does not have a definite date. A certain time period works just as well as an exact date most of the time.
#11 to #8 - willysbilly
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Maybe when discussing the "Bronze Age" but as soon as you move on to something like "The American Civil War" or "The Allied Invasion of France", dates become incredibly pertinent to understanding the social and political ramifications of an action at the time. I know dates can be a bitch to learn, but history always pivots on the exact "when" of a situation. I also don't quite know what is meant by a "lesson" in history if anyone wants to define that for me.
User avatar #14 to #11 - neededllama
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A lesson from history is learning from Hitler and Napoleon to never invade Russia from the West.
#31 to #5 - EdwardNigma
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...Thats a valid point.

Though, depending on the era and thus the date, the lesson can change. Someone saying "Respect women, other religions and other races" now doesn't mean much, because it's widely done already. No one would have said that in the Dark Ages for example, because you'd probably be burned as a heretic. Thus giving you an extra lesson.

The EXACT date is most likely useless, depending on the subject (If it was about say, a battle in WWII, that ***** important.), but the era or period matters.
User avatar #27 to #5 - toosexyforyou
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My 10th grade history teacher made it clear the very first day of class that we wouldn't have to memorize a single date. I've learned so much at my school.
#9 - anon id: 1f4c2ef5
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All schools need to turn back power and decision making to parents and kids. For example.

>3 years math required
>Drop min to 1
>Less failed classes
>Less held back kids
>Less depressed/suicidal kids stressed about classes
>Classes they don't even need
#15 to #9 - anon id: 1dc54d41
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implying school needs to be easier
implying kids shouldn't be ashamed for failing any class
implying kids kill themselves over bad grades and not bullying

go to college, welcome to the real world bitch!
#22 to #9 - anon id: f99eff06
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I don't think you realize how important math really is...
User avatar #13 to #9 - ilovehitler
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That's a terrible idea.
There are as much required classes as there currently is because that's what's required for everything to be as it is.
Otherwise, continuing with your math example, it would be split into two groups; the ones who love math and those who don't. It would be the same for all intellectually based classes.
Eventually, there would be two groups in society. The lower, manual laborers, and the small amount of scientists/mathematicians/doctors. This would cause extreme frustration, as the intellectuals would be earning all the money. It would just lead to revolutions and such, with the masses against the technologically superior. The masses would do their best, but when the intellectuals have the various nuclear weaponry, we all know how it would end.
User avatar #20 to #13 - bothemastaofall
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Well we're halfway there.
#12 to #9 - willysbilly
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You never realize the significance of a class while you're in it. Math teaches you to overcome challenges that require abstract thinking as well as sharpening your brain's ability to shift perception to required situations. The value of rigorous and varied education is not intrinsic solely to its accumulated value, but the environment in which it constructs.
User avatar #21 to #12 - bothemastaofall
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I don't know about you, but I didn't learn a damn thing I will ever need from philosophy or cultural anthropology.
User avatar #25 to #21 - dancingdoggy
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Philosophy: You learn how to understand arguments, and get skills to formulate your own arguments - you get practice with verbal and written discussion.

Anthropology/Sociology: Learning to expand your knowledge of culture and people, which makes you a more interesting person, which makes you leagues more desirable in the working field.

This is the briefest explanation ever, but it gives a mild idea.
User avatar #26 to #25 - bothemastaofall
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Oh thanks for telling me what I supposedly learned in a class I didn't learn anything in.
User avatar #29 to #26 - dancingdoggy
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OK, it's not what you, in particular, learned.
But it's what you're supposed to learn because they're useful skills to have later on.
#3 - galkawhm
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When I fail a test due to smart-ass answers.
When I fail a test due to smart-ass answers.
#17 - abstract
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#30 to #17 - madjik
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Comment Picture
#19 to #17 - kingarturi
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you're a little bitch and i hate you. you have ruined part of my childhood.
you're a little bitch and i hate you. you have ruined part of my childhood.
#28 - bswifty
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History class is really just a bunch of fun facts.   
   
   
Picture unrelated.
History class is really just a bunch of fun facts.


Picture unrelated.
#24 - supamonkey
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The puritan pilgrims didn't land at Plymouth Rock.
User avatar #23 - mrgoodlove
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Holy **** this is the truest thing I've read in a long time
#16 - mkaymkay
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My freshman global studies teacher was the first teacher that taught me well. I remember everything from that class. He had good views on everything too. He would make fun of a lot of the religions and made the politicians look like retards. He also made fun of the stupid kids. He sounds like a dick but it was good ****.
#4 - anon id: fe90925f
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The schools should stop teaching useless little facts and aim more for the big picture. why is the event important, how did it effect the progression of history and how previous events led up to that point. As well as how the event has effected us today.
#6 to #4 - cassixx
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Shut up meg
User avatar #18 to #4 - dracorex
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More like "why it's so good" instead of "yeah it's good, now go turn to page 53". After all learning is only as boring as the one your learning it from, not bat Anon.
#1 - anon id: 5ed746bd
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Pretty much how most of history classes work for those of us who aren't aspiring historians.