WHY IS HISTORY IMPORTANT TO LEARN?
The reason we don’t like history lessons
History lessons do not have a direct impact on life as language, mathematics, social sciences, and natural sciences do. How can learning about past sequences such as war, and the collapse of an empire help our lives?
Faced with the reality of memorizing dates, and months of the year, the perpetrators of even a series of events are really dizzying. Especially when the teacher or the book explaining history is boring. The characters are depicted perfectly or completely and without the slightest mistake. When the characters are seen as no longer human, a distance will be created from those who study them. So naturally many young people think history is nonsense and unimportant.
Sanctification of History is the Method of Indoctrination.
History is never a sacred thing, a book that is considered dead and static, stops. It is wrong if history is studied just to memorize dates, that’s not the way. That is tantamount to defining history as an event that (has) happened as a single knowledge. If that is the method used then history will only be a method of indoctrination.
History is Information to be analyzed.
History is (supposedly) a collection of data or even information that is open to analysis. Various possibilities and origins, with cause and effect. Should be developed, therefore history is practical as well as imaginative. We were never fully present in the past, therefore we must feel be present, their history gives us a role as interpreters of past conditions. Here (we) are taught freedom as well as responsibility in thinking.
Understanding History as a science.
The big question is does studying history make us smart? The ambition to be smart only will trap you with rote memorization which (in fact) makes your head dizzy. So we should understand history as a science not with the sole purpose of being smart.
History as a philosophical science.
History is a philosophical science that is important for our reasoning to build other sciences. By studying history, we can see comparisons and opinions from past events in the face of present-day reality with scientific evidence. Various events and events that previously occurred can be used as a guide on what will happen in the future.
Why is history important?
Every human being is a newborn in this world. Not knowing what happens before we are born means (we) are always children. How many years can humans live? And what is the meaning of life? Unless (our) life is intertwined with the lives of the ancestors. It’s all through historical records.
“The morning sun caresses the face, the cool air indulges the mind and permeates the body. I looked at the same mountains, the same rivers, the same valleys, even the same sky. How many ages have passed? How was human life at that time? History books make me fantasize.”
Translate From: KENAPA SEJARAH TAK BOLEH DILUPAKAN
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