To master anything and it only take up a minute of each day kind of baffles and fascinates me. Master American History in 1 Minute a Day proposes that it does just that. While I’ve never really delved into learning methods, I have talked about personal growth a lot and learning definitely falls into that category!
My understanding is that if we do study something a little each day, it will begin to sink in and I suppose help us master it over time. Which is probably far easier than cramming for a semester, then forgetting everything by the time you get to finals!
Whether you just want to hone your knowledge, get super great at trivia or really need to get this down before you take your dreaded American History course, this definitely can’t hurt to try!
Master American History was put together by Dan Roberts, the voice of the ‘A Moment in Time’ radio series and is a collaborative effort of the program. The introduction includes some facts that I agree with and sadden me. For our older readers, or perhaps the young ones that are studious, I think this is sort of one of those things we all realize.
It states that ‘the author and associates have learned several things while producing the radio program:‘
- People learn differently these days, instead of long study periods they get their information in 30 second bursts. On average, they no longer spend long periods studying, especially not for fun.
- That seriously made me think of ‘facebook news’ and how many people believe the posts without ever exploring the links that are included, as well as the validity of said links.
- To make an impact, historians now have to go to where the masses are rather than have the masses come to then.
- Admittedly, I am not as studious as I could be. I’m not sure if I ever was outside of whatever course I was taking. Despite that admission, it saddens me that this is the case so often now. We don’t look things up, we are sheep who believe whatever we see. Depending on political preference, Fox or MSNBC can absolutely convince the masses of things that are twisted or based in opinion but delivered as facts for this reason. It’s sad and we need that to stop! (My soapbox rant is over)
- Everyone responds to compelling and effective ways of teaching history.
- One of the most effective ways of teaching anything is by conveying it through a story. Recapturing the narrative tradition in an integral part of the work of public history.
- In support of that statement, one thing I learned in college was in a Political Science course, taught by the late Dr. Brian Rader at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. He was teaching the types of government and how they go through cycle. He explained to us how the cycles work and was adamant about the type of government in this country would change in our lifetimes because history clearly showed that one form of government never lasted more than 300 years or so. I was terrified that the end was there when the big orange dummy (go ahead and google that, it makes me laugh) was trying to take hold of the White House and ignore our system of government. Clearly I can’t go and get Dr. Rader’s thoughts, but I would have loved to have been in his class while that insanity was going on. He was a great professor, though a little eccentric, very intelligent!
Become a US trivia whiz with this crash course through four centuries of change, rebellion, conflict, and triumph in the United States.Where was America’s lost colony? What tipped the balance in the Civil War? Were there second thoughts about dropping the atomic bomb? (Taken from Google Books)
For the Giveaway!
For my piece of the Wish Big Giveaway Hop, I give you the following giveaway with the wish that we, as a society, again put value on family, religion, intelligence, education and honest, hard work above the social media and regular media insanity! One lucky winner will get their very own copy of Master American History in 1 Minute a Day!
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