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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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  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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  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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  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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  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
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Lesson 11, Topic 1
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Images: The Essential Qualities and Practices of a Teacher of History

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In this lecture, Wes Callihan notes the essential qualities and practices that should characterize a history teacher. He begins by suggesting that humility and gratitude should be chief virtues for the teacher of history. He also uses the ancient rhetor and author Quintilian (35–100 AD) as a departing point for speaking about attaining copiousness. He also cites Plutarch (45–120 AD), who says in his Moralia that education is “not filling a bucket but lighting a fire.”

Below are images of Quintilian and Plutarch, and books published by each.