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Do you remember engaging in anythings “historical” as in primary grades child, either in class or at home?       
I don’t remember much of history in elementary school. In primary school, our history consisted more of popular topics. An example would be when it was time to vote, the polls would be set up in our music room. We were told briefly about what voting was, how it was done, and why it was important. I also remember learning about “special people”. Most of the information that I learned about consisted of large historical events. These events were famous presidents or important people that impacted the United States.

Do you remember engaging in anythings “historical “ in the middle school grades?
In middle school, most of the history I learned in 6th and 7th grade was “ancient”. During those classes,  I never really understood what time period it took place in. I remember learning about the black plague and the witch trials. Those topics were really interesting but it was hard to understand because of how it didn't connect very well with my past experiences. In middle school, I remember there being a lot of projects. I also remember that there was a lot of visuals of historical events around the classroom.

Do you remember engaging in anything historical in high schools?
    I took a lot of history courses in high school. I took sociology, U.S history, government, ancient and modern world history.  These were all diverse set of courses. Out of all the courses, I learned the most out of ancient and modern history. I think that this was because the teacher that I had made the class interesting. Most of the information learned was not rote, but consisted of more conceptual thinking of each topics covered. I remember not learning very much in government because I wasn't really interested in the topic. I’ve always heard bad things about government so being in the class with a dull teacher didn't make me very engaged.

Do you enjoy history now?
In my earlier school experiences I really loved history.  It was my favorite subject in school. But as i have previously said once high school hit I began to dislike it because of certain teachers I had.  It became less interesting to me and I didn't really care about what we were learning.  But taking this class has sparked up that interest again and has me excited to teach it!  My dad absolutely loves "American Pickers" so I do have a slight addiction to it even though I won't admit it to most.  I think it is so interesting to learn about the facts behind old items, and the history that comes along with them.  Not to mention how cool it is to see how much some of the items sell for.  

How do you feel about the idea of teaching history?
I am excited to teach history now.  From this class alone I have learned many ideas that I will be able to incorporate in the future when teaching history in my classroom.  There are many ways to be creative and have a fun, meaningful learning experience. Those are definitely aspects that make it more appealing, while things that turn me off from it is that I am worried in my first few trials it won't be very successful.  I know that these activities will take time and work, and nothing is always perfectly successful on the first time.  I just don't want to turn my students away from the idea of history!

How will your students feel if you ask them to learn all about history from a textbook?
I feel if I asked my students to learn strictly from a textbook it will turn them off of the idea of learning about history at all.  It is appealing to very few people to have your main form of learning come straight out of a book.  There is no interaction or exploring.  If i asked my students to learn through other primary source materials I think this allows a lot more exploration.  They can take their learning into their own hands and kind of take it where they want to.  You aren't just sitting them in front of a textbook and telling them to read and retain information to learn history.

When you think about your future students studying history what would you really like them to learn?
I think all of the aspects you provided are important to learn in history but I think one of the most important is learn about different cultures.  especially at a younger age I think it is really useful to know about different cultures, and a lot of the differences between them.  I also think that this is one of the funnest to learn about!
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Do you remember engaging in anythings “historical” as in primary grades child, either in class or at home?       
I don’t remember much of history in elementary school. In primary school, our history consisted more of popular topics. An example would be when it was time to vote, the polls would be set up in our music room. We were told briefly about what voting was, how it was done, and why it was important. I also remember learning about “special people”. Most of the information that I learned about consisted of large historical events. These events were famous presidents or important people that impacted the United States.

Do you remember engaging in anythings “historical “ in the middle school grades?
In middle school, most of the history I learned in 6th and 7th grade was “ancient”. During those classes,  I never really understood what time period it took place in. I remember learning about the black plague and the witch trials. Those topics were really interesting but it was hard to understand because of how it didn't connect very well with my past experiences. In middle school, I remember there being a lot of projects. I also remember that there was a lot of visuals of historical events around the classroom.

Do you remember engaging in anything historical in high schools?
    I took a lot of history courses in high school. I took sociology, U.S history, government, ancient and modern world history.  These were all diverse set of courses. Out of all the courses, I learned the most out of ancient and modern history. I think that this was because the teacher that I had made the class interesting. Most of the information learned was not rote, but consisted of more conceptual thinking of each topics covered. I remember not learning very much in government because I wasn't really interested in the topic. I’ve always heard bad things about government so being in the class with a dull teacher didn't make me very engaged.

Do you enjoy history now?
In my earlier school experiences I really loved history.  It was my favorite subject in school. But as i have previously said once high school hit I began to dislike it because of certain teachers I had.  It became less interesting to me and I didn't really care about what we were learning.  But taking this class has sparked up that interest again and has me excited to teach it!  My dad absolutely loves "American Pickers" so I do have a slight addiction to it even though I won't admit it to most.  I think it is so interesting to learn about the facts behind old items, and the history that comes along with them.  Not to mention how cool it is to see how much some of the items sell for.  

How do you feel about the idea of teaching history?
I am excited to teach history now.  From this class alone I have learned many ideas that I will be able to incorporate in the future when teaching history in my classroom.  There are many ways to be creative and have a fun, meaningful learning experience. Those are definitely aspects that make it more appealing, while things that turn me off from it is that I am worried in my first few trials it won't be very successful.  I know that these activities will take time and work, and nothing is always perfectly successful on the first time.  I just don't want to turn my students away from the idea of history!

How will your students feel if you ask them to learn all about history from a textbook?
I feel if I asked my students to learn strictly from a textbook it will turn them off of the idea of learning about history at all.  It is appealing to very few people to have your main form of learning come straight out of a book.  There is no interaction or exploring.  If i asked my students to learn through other primary source materials I think this allows a lot more exploration.  They can take their learning into their own hands and kind of take it where they want to.  You aren't just sitting them in front of a textbook and telling them to read and retain information to learn history.

When you think about your future students studying history what would you really like them to learn?
I think all of the aspects you provided are important to learn in history but I think one of the most important is learn about different cultures.  especially at a younger age I think it is really useful to know about different cultures, and a lot of the differences between them.  I also think that this is one of the funnest to learn about!
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act 2221. I want to teach according to principle #6. I want to teach more on this principle base because I believe that all of the other principles lead up to #6. If I am correctly using all of the other principles, there is a good chance I will help the students think more conceptual about history and...
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