Geography: A way to have a sense of direction

@ruthinian (2311)
United States
February 28, 2008 9:34am CST
I am an Asian History teacher. I taught history for 10 years. I know a lot of kids hate history. I hate it too. But I have found ways of making it interesting to me and to my students. Part of the subject I teach is Geography. Some of my students hate it some love it. For me I don't have a choice but to teach it because it is part of the subject outline. And I got to love it. I can draw the map of Asia even if I am sleeping.
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@barehugs (8986)
• Canada
29 Feb 08
I'm interested in your history lessons. When you teach Asian WW2 History, which side do you take? American, Japanese, or Chinese? History is always different depending on which country you are in. The bombing of Hiroshima is an interesting choice. Then they should be given a chance to discuss the pros and cons of the historical event. If this manner of teaching was instituted both Teacher and Students would be very interested in History and would enjoy the subject.
@ruthinian (2311)
• United States
29 Feb 08
I agree with you. History depends on which country you are from. With you question which county do I take side? Well, coming from the Philippines, I know that we suffered much from the Japanese and the American, despite the fact that we are already liberated from them, we can still feel it's impact in our own culture. I guess the Chinese is the own I favored the most. They didn't actually colonize us but we have a long history of friendly relationship with them.