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history project

Anyone can help me to do history project.The title is "Those who don't remember history are condemned to repeat it. Do you agree?"


Words between 250 to 400,thanks!!!!!!!!!!

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  • 10 years ago
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    Arguably the most famous quote about history, which even people who know little history themselves readily recognize, is George Santayana’s warning: Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”

    One element of this quote that is indispensable to its meaning, but is nonetheless often misquoted, is the word “remember.”

    Naturally, also, many are prone to substitute simply the word “history,” thus yielding a common variant, “Those who do not understand history are condemned to repeat it.”

    The latter of these two unconscious substitutions is generally benign, but the switching of “understanding” for “remembering” is a serious corruption of the truth of Santayana’s insight.

    People today commonly deride the memorization of historical facts as meaningless. Anyone who has rote memorized information for a high school or college history test will be susceptible to this view, because, as everyone who has done this knows, once you’ve dumped that information onto the “scantron” sheet and you walk out of that testing session, you instantly forget it. Consequently, homeschoolers and other educators take the view that what matters is only a student’s understanding of history.

    The problem with this view is that understanding without memorization is just as useless as memorization without understanding. It really doesn’t matter if we understand whatever stories we hear in history class when we are exposed to them, if in the end, we don’t memorize their key elements, i.e. if we do not retain them in memory and carry them with us through our daily existence, without need for external reference.

    Source(s): Mathematics Teacher Mr. Ip
  • 10 years ago

    history project 係 歷史計劃

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