History isn’t a Mystery

Scholarship Entrant: Christopher from Elk Grove, California
Essay Question: If you could earn a living doing what you love most, what would it be, and how would it change the world? Describe the specific goals you would set to make that dream a reality.
Vote for Christopher: 1

In a perfect world I could earn a good living doing what I love the most, in school my favorite subject was always history but I’ve always been told that there aren’t a lot of jobs for that unless you want to teach or work for the government. History is my favorite school subject it has always clicked and has always made sense ever since I was a little kid. It started with dinosaurs and progressively grew and grew as I went through school learning about ancient history and modern history. There is a quote from philosopher and author George Santayana, “Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” This quote truly stuck with me and made me think why would anyone not want to learn about the past. People today just don’t seem interested in the past, the problems that we have faced in the past will inevitably return and those who know how to deal with them from history’s examples will prosper. If I could become a history teacher I would find innovative ways to show the students that history is alive and connects our everyday lives to those of the ancients. I would find innovative ways to present the information and really make history come to life in order to make history the most interesting subject in their minds.

Vote for Christopher: 1

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