History is the most important “thing” we can teach the next generation. I will argue that History/Civics/Social Studies are more important to the community than STEM.
But, giving History its due requires extraordinary qualities: intelligence, passion, optimism, open-mindedness…it’s far simpler to teach quantum physics than it is to discuss America’s involvement in Vietnam.
You’ve heard the phrase, “Those who forget the past are condemned to repeat it.” I like to think, “History is nutritious. Dig in and learn!”