“We don’t study history in a way that we can apply it.” This was identified as “the biggest challenge we face in all the Western democracies,” by Jim Mattis, former commander of US military forces in Iraq and Afghanistan and former Secretary of Defense, in an interview this morning on National Public Radio. https://www.npr.org/2019/09/03/756976562/a-leaders-job-is-to-set-the-vision-retired-gen-mattis-says
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Great share! Social studies must be relevant to what is going on now. I have found some good resources when searching for issue based learning and problem based learning. I will be writing about it on HistoryForge.org soon.
Taylor, Keep on truckin’ on, and best wishes in your new studies.