My latest from the Pierre Capital Journal. A teaser:
The education field believes that learning is simply a process. For example, for many years I was involved with a now blessedly defunct federal program called Teaching American History, a program to help history teachers bone up on history content. Many of the grant proposals I read expressed a goal of getting students to “think like historians.”
Now, thinking like an historian is a good. But the first step to doing so is to actually know some history. History is more than names and dates, but it is at least names and dates. It is hard to “think like an historian” about, say, the Thirty Years War when one is clueless as to when those thirty years took place and what actually happened in those years.