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In history class, we are taught dates and names and giving the arduous task of memorizing these things that we rarely have connection with. In these classes the course of history is laid out in chronological order, mapped out like a storyboard. While this may be beneficial when trying to teach a curriculum, it does not reflect the true nature of historic events. There are no solitary moments from the past which stand in isolation from their surroundings. In fact quite the opposite is true, each instance is the result of a multitude of overlapping influences. They have a similar affect on their current place and time as well as reaching forward to shape the future.

 

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