How do you do history? History can be presented to the student in many different ways. Yet, the key to history is making it come alive. History can be dull, factual, and as old and dusty as the books that the facts come from. Yet, making history come alive is really quite simple.
As we mentioned before - literature or "live" books can make history an interesting subject - one the student will want to devour. You can also make history interactive by using online courses, materials that incorporate intense activity such as creating timelines, making projects, and the best method...visiting historical sites. This is the best way to make history come alive! Visiting places such as Monticello, Mount Vernon, the Statue of Liberty, and even Washington, D.C. Students who see history - can really understand and feel history. Experience is the best way to make facts come alive!