Five Lessons From History to Armor Up Kids Right Now

Times Like This Are Why We Need History So Badly

Most people are gearing up to go back to school. Because US society is built on school, and the school rhythm pervades everything in our lives, that means we’re all getting ready for what has been called everything from an inevitable disaster to one of the greatest opportunities we’ve ever had.

Tough times can make for dark outlooks. But they don’t have to. As a teacher of history, I’m faced with a couple hundred new students a year…