We studied United States history in our homeschool by reading biographies of the presidents. It gave a broader perspective of the issues, philosophies and alliances that led to the adoption of different policies. The library was a great resource for those studies.
I also purchased a book with pictures and fill-in-the-blank short biographies of all the presidents that was designed to make copies. Each girl had a three-ring binder, and updated the information over the course of the study.
Each girl also had a notebook with timeline sheets in it. We added information over a number of years about people and events as we learned about them. One section included a personal timeline for each child.
Records and history are important. God specifically instructed Ezekial to record the fall of Jerusalem. "Son of man, write the name of the day, this very day. The king of Babylon has laid siege to Jerusalem this very day.” (Ezekial 24:2) Eisenhower had many pictures taken of the Holocaust, so that it could not be denied in future years.
“Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” (George Santayana)
What lessons from history have you applied in your life?
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