PEPPERDINE EDUC 585 - WHY STUDY HISTORY (21 pages)

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Pepperdine University
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Educ 585 - Educational Technology Workshop

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WHY STUDY HISTORY Because there is more to people than we think I am more than just someone who likes chocolate who likes to read and whose favorite band is Coldplay I have a story It begins in the Dominican Republic where my Dad was born discovered by Columbus in 1492 Through my grandfather my family name can be traced back to Spain And from there to Turkey whose capital city was once the heart of the Roman Empire My mother s father was a pilot during WWII who fought to free German occupied France My maternal grandparents came to America from France and Poland in the 19th century And like the thousands before them they passed through New York s famous Ellis Island Our lives are intimately connected to the past How can we know where we are going unless we know where we have been A country without a memory is a country of madmen George Santayana We can not escape history Abraham Lincoln To be ignorant of the past is to remain a child Cicero There are many stories that remain untold Mine is only one What s your story



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