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7 Ways to Hand Down a History Heritage

7 Ways to Hand Down a History Heritage

I recently had the pleasure of writing a guest post for Grace McCabe at When Looking Back.

“And it shall be when your son asks you in time to come, saying, ‘What is this?’ then you shall say to him, ‘With a powerful hand the LORD brought us out of Egypt, from the house of slavery.” Exodus 13:14

For many people, history class brings up memories of long lectures, faceless names, and memorizing lists of dates to regurgitate for exams and then immediately forget. It doesn’t have to be that way! There are a number of ways to pass on a love of history to our own children, young relatives, or friends. Here are some ways to help cultivate a passion for history in the young people in your life.

  1. Reminisce about both your own history and that of the child. Discuss
    personal events as well as newsworthy occurrences. We have discussed events such as 9-11, the Challenger disaster, and a local bank robbery.
  2. Make history come to life by visiting with those who lived it. You can learn a lot from these first-hand accounts that the history books leave out.

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