Students find history boring? Perhaps there’s a cure
Recently a history teacher in Canada and others in the United States shared they were having trouble engaging their classes in the subject. After reading Found In Time they may have found just what the doctor ordered.
Students might not be interested in remembering dates and places of the past but there is no reason to debate the importance here. However, if in reading the book they went along with our U.S. Marines on a mission back in time to Valley Forge in the winter of 1778 and experience it through the eyes of young men and women from their generation things might be different. From there a teacher could initiate a discussion on the Revolutionary War.
Many might question the use of a nuclear weapon but standing on the deck of the U.S.S. Missouri in Tokyo Bay, witnessing the Japan’s surrender at the end of World War II in the Pacific, it is much easier to understand just what happened and how the world got to that point in time. Accompanying the Marines into Hitler’s bunker that fateful night in Berlin, experiencing what these time traveling warriors encountered as they slowly opened the door, may provide the transition to discussion and learning about the past so we all know to pay attention to history and why.
Found In Time is not just about traveling back in it. The handpicked team of explorers, all with different backgrounds and points of view but with love of country in common, will take students on a journey they will not forget. The Midwest Book Review gave it an unreserved recommendation for librarys so for those not yet in love with books and reading, it may just open up a whole new world.