Is history subject a boring class?

Philippines
September 16, 2010 7:50pm CST
I have heard of many comments from the student when they were asked their opinion regarding their history subject. Some of the answers were negative and the most common was that history subject is a boring class. The teacher is always talking the past dates and events and even told the students to memorize them. They found it as a boring activity and sometimes they lack the interest of going to the class. Another was the criticism on the teachers, some teachers, they said, are also boring in their discussions. Well, I enjoyed my history class. How is it that others find the subject as boring while I enjoyed? For you, is history a boring class? Share with me your ideas so that we can know your point and I may be able to share it to others.
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@ktmatunog (914)
• Philippines
17 Sep 10
For me it isn't boring. Because I love the history subject especially History on other countries. I find them more interesting than the Philippine History since, I am a Filipino and I almost know the history of our country. I want new stuff/knowledge everyday. It maybe depends on the person if he/she is interested in the subject. It is also boring if it depends on the teacher. If it is all talk and discuss with no participation from the students, then it will be. In our college class, we had alternate discussions and class participation like groups were assigned to provide a presentation on their selected country. Ours was Brunei and I enjoyed a lot! That was part of our final exam. Then we also had a drawing book and draw the flags of the countries and their geographical locations. I love to memorize other countries highlights like their capital and money units, etc. I guess I loved it because I also love to study with art and fun! =p
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@CTHanum (8254)
• Malaysia
18 Sep 10
i love study both my country and the world history.yeah, sometimes we do feel like other country's history is much more interesting and it is normal to feel so.the currency and the money exchange of other countyr, i still love to know about it till now!
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• Philippines
24 Sep 10
Yeah. I am interested in it until now since I forgot some of it already.
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@ANIME123 (2473)
• United States
17 Sep 10
No I actually find it to be a very interesting class I have always loved history it always entertains me how amazing it was back then and how everybody had a lot of troubles back than and what can I say history is just one of my favorite subjects and I get to learn lots so that's always a plus right there.
• Philippines
30 Sep 10
I think history has something to do with understanding the past and from that understanding we inculcate it into our present time so that we never fall back into the same mistake. The philosopher George Santayana said that those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. This means that if we cannot remember our past mistakes and success we will never succeed in our undertakings.
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@mac1946 (1602)
• Calgary, Alberta
17 Sep 10
Many years ago,when I was in school,we were taught world history with great text books as well as library tours,we found out how things happened and why we live as we do now. The unfortunate part of history now,is that it is taught as the government wants it taught,and that is not always with the truth. If people would really understand what did happen,we could not make the same mistakes that have cost so many lives. Many here have stated that they find history boring,why?teachers trying to teach something they themselves never learned. I have always been very interested in the past and even if the teacher was not the brightest bulb in the school,I would read ever book I could get my hands on to learn more. Many of the worlds problems today,are just repeats of the problems of the past. Please learn all you can.
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@CTHanum (8254)
• Malaysia
18 Sep 10
yes, when i found it interesting i don't need people to ask me to read as i will read the whole book by my own.in school we learn what we just have to learn.if we want more we should seek and find it more by our own.it is so true that the problem we face now is the same problem of the past because most of them do not understand and don't learn from the past at all (perhaps they are the one who found this subject boring??perhaps....)...
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@ree_yah (462)
• Philippines
17 Sep 10
for me a history class is boring.. i have always been with teachers who cant teach history the way it must be taught.. i believe that history must not be memorized... it must be understood. if im going to be a history teacher.. ill show them how history unfolded.. and the lessons that our great grandfathers learned from it.. i remember a classmate who graduated from other school. she had very interesting history classes, she did not memorize in their school but she can tell us how it all started by heart.. :) history subjects depend on the teacher... ig uess so
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@CTHanum (8254)
• Malaysia
18 Sep 10
that is truely right ree_yah!we should understand history not memorized them only.i have a great good history teacher but somehow the other students still do not feel it as exciting subject.i don't blame her.she's totally a great history teacher!it just the student mind set-they bear to their mind that history is boring and it will be boring forever~
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@Angelwriter (1956)
• United States
17 Sep 10
I loved history when I was in school. Actually, I still love history. I wasn't interested in the dates so much as in what happened. Exciting, wonderful, tragic, heartbreaking, triumphant things have happened since the beginning of time. How can that be boring? Maybe it's the focus on the dates rather than what happened and how it affected the people and the deeds they did that make it boring to some people.
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@CTHanum (8254)
• Malaysia
18 Sep 10
yeah, that's the reason why i love history class too.it is the only subject that could bring you to the world like a story book.perhaps it is because they need to memorize many facts that make them feel that subject is kinda boring.while i found the truth the other way round.
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• United States
17 Sep 10
Personally, as a college student, I think any class can be boring. It all depends on the teacher/professor. I mean, let's say it's such an interesting subject to you, like maybe psychology, and the professor just can't teach. Then, t hat class would be deemed boring for you because you aren't learning anything that you want to.
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@CTHanum (8254)
• Malaysia
18 Sep 10
hi steph!! that is true!any class can be boring!i can still remember i fall asleep during history class!haha!!and other subject too!!but thank god the very next year we got new teachers for the subject and i really enjoyed the class very much.BTW i love history subject after all..
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@adhyz82 (36262)
• Indonesia
25 Sep 10
i loves learning history subject in class..especially about history of my country, our independece, and some of world history like world war 1 and world war 2. by learning history makes us believe that we must aware and not to began a second or third fault...we must realize that history make us more better day by day
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@BrittneeD (261)
• United States
17 Sep 10
I have always found my history classes to be very borring.Maybe it is tje teacher but mostly I just find the subject matter to be borring I am not amazed or interested in the slightest way in how the world came to be the way it is today I just live in it and that's enough for me. Not everyone hates history though many find it very interesting to know how things got to be they are or the way others did things years ago. That's all nice I'm just not one of those people.
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@ErickJ (186)
• United States
17 Sep 10
History is one of my favorite subjects. I enjoy World history more instead of U.S. history. History teachers can be boring. And if you do have a boringg history teacher then probably the way he or she may teach is going to be boring as well so a student may start to not enjoy the subject.
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17 Sep 10
For me, History class is not boring unless if the teachers are boring. I like history lessons and I'm very willing to learn more and discover more about history.
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• United States
17 Sep 10
I enjoy pieces of history class. it also depends on the teacher and their teaching style. I do well at math but history was always my most difficult subject. I think there's nothing solid to hang it on somehow!
@anurag3786 (6275)
• India
6 Oct 10
I never think that history subjects are boring subjects. Because I think it is a very good subject because we can know many good things about many ancient places. I have read many things about Mohojodro civilization and also about Indus valley civilization. So I think history is a very interesting subject.
@ifa225 (11098)
• Indonesia
25 Sep 10
i love history. when i read them i feel like i am reading a novel, full throttle. And i feel like i am taking back to long ago to see what happens at that time. and that makes me really enjoy .
@p3ks626 (6550)
• Philippines
20 Sep 10
Some people find it interesting and others find it very boring. In my case, I find it useless cause I dont have to study all those dates and people and events cause they are really boring and I really dont care about those people cause they dont know me anyway.
@Metatronik (5923)
• Pasay, Philippines
19 Sep 10
history of Tagaytay - I have seen this at Taal Vista Hotel where it was all about the history of Tagaytay that is located in the Philippines.
It is actually depends on how the professor teaches in history that is why it is becoming boring. In my case I never got bored in any of my history class. Oftentimes it was really challenging to the extent that our teacher will ask something for the recitation. But then it was about memorization when it comes to quizzes as you need to identify the dates, events and other more information. But then again I appreciate it in the sense that I could really imagine how does the world look like because of what happened in the past.
@megamatt (14327)
• United States
19 Sep 10
History is a subject that there is really no middle ground. You either like history and you are interested in learning it. Or you are bored out of your skull and every moment of history is going to be torture. But then again, you could have that with any class, so the point is moot. Still I enjoyed learning about History for the most part. It was one of my best subjects in school. History does have its dry spots. And there are a lot of gaps and things that should be taught but aren't, with things that might as well not be taught, but are. Still I did find the subject interested. A lot of people did look at me like I had two heads when I thought that history was my favorite subjects. Still history was interesting and unfortunately, not that many people look at history in a favorable manner. Then the mistakes that we made in the past are repeated, which is a shame.
@CTHanum (8254)
• Malaysia
18 Sep 10
hi ubermensch! at last i found someone who enjoyed history class just like me!i wonder too why the others find it boring while i like it a lot!i still can remember when i was in high school i am the only one who keep answering my teacher question about this and that topic in history.till my teacher said it seems like i am teaching a student as it supposed to be more than 20 students in class!i love the teacher very much.she is the great history teacher! learning history just like reading a story book and i like it a lot!
@Chengran (60)
• China
18 Sep 10
I'm study chemical in college school and I haven't learn history in the history class tewo years.But I like history very much, and when I studied at middle school and senior high school ,history is my favorite subject.I think history class is not a memerise place but a place through the time ,we could learn many from the former people.Recently, I read a book named "ming dynasty those things",from this book, I have knowed that sometimes, a huge thing was started by a little thing.I like find some extral knowlege from the history.
@cher913 (25890)
• Canada
17 Sep 10
au contrair! you have to make history come alive. get props and costumes and whatnot to make it real. i LOVE history.
@Sidoghosh (174)
• India
17 Sep 10
If you go through books and historical journals it can make it boring , so you ll have to mix it up a little , Visual form of learning is the best way to learn and memorize stuff for a longer period of time, My advice is to look for videos/documentaries and "try" to watch it through ,it may be boring at start but you ll eventually start to like it.