I will admit it. While I was in middle and high school, I thought history classes were the most boring thing God ever created. I passed the classes with A’s (because I couldn’t bring home anything less than that on my report card), but I definitely slept through a good chunk of those classes. The history classes I stayed awake for were filled with recall, read alouds, and were torturous as I sat through them.
At the time, it was not obvious to me that I simply had teachers who left me uninspired. Their lessons lacked that “Je ne sais quoi” and influenced my lack of interest in history. At that time, I thought I really didn’t need to know much about history.
Now, as an adult, I long to know more about history. I wish I had picked the minds of my teachers a little more. And so…because I slept then…I have paid for it now. It is evident in this huge stack of books I have ordered within the past few months as my curiosity about the civil rights movement, the history of my state, and an understanding of global conflicts grows stronger.
I think this stack of books should definitely last me until the Christmas holidays, if I stick to a strict reading regime.
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