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How to Teach History

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  1. Lessons & Discussions
    Lesson 1: What Is History and Why Study It? (Preview Content)
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    1 Quiz
  2. Discussion 1: How to Teach History (Preview Content)
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  3. Lesson 2: History and the Liberal Arts (Preview Content)
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    1 Quiz
  4. Discussion 2: How to Teach History
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  5. Lesson 3: The Role of History in Classical Education
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  6. Discussion 3: How to Teach History
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  7. Lesson 4: Problems in the Study of History
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    1 Quiz
  8. Discussion 4: How to Teach History
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  9. Lesson 5: Developing as a Student of History
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  10. Discussion 5: How to Teach History (Preview Content)
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  11. Lesson 6: Essential Qualities and Practices of a History Teacher
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    1 Quiz
  12. Discussion 6: How to Teach History
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  13. Lesson 7: Important Books for the Study of History
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  14. Lesson 8: Major Historians Teachers Should Know
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  15. Lesson 9: Two Ancient Historians---Livy
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  16. Lesson 10: Two Ancient Historians---Bede
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  17. Discussion 10: How to Teach History
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  18. End of Course Test
    End of Course Test
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Lesson 5, Topic 3
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Images: Christians Thinking Historically

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In this lecture, Wes Callihan mentions several instances in which Christians took stock of the history that at preceded them as a way of acting in the present and forging the future.

Early Church fathers like Augustine reviewed and studied classical writers like Plato and found much to appreciate that was considered true and good. Some classical thought, however, was contrary to biblical teaching and thus rejected.

Alcuin of York was called by Charlemagne from England to France to reform education in the Holy Roman Empire.

Many during the Reformation and Counter-Reformation (including faithful Catholics) were seeking to address corruption in the Church by studying and appealing to the history of the Church.