STUDYING ARALING PANLIPUNAN TOWARDS A BRIGHTER FUTURE
How does a person value history? Many students define history as the important events happening to our generation such as victory, freedom or war, elections, gatherings and so on from the past. They find it boring because they feel like they have to memorize names and dates in an effort to get a good grade. However, we can also consider our everyday experiences as history. Yes, every person creates their own history such as recognition, awards and achievements, birthdays and more accomplishments.
Should past history be replaced by the current issues? Even though, those events happened already from the past and we need to focus on the future. It is still important to be the main part of the classroom around the world from the past. For it gives us a sense of belonging that can help us understand the modern world such as explaining the political, social and economic processes which have been created before we were born in our society.
I think the question should be .How can History be taught better in our schools to benefit the students? Therefore, as a teacher, make sure to deliver lessons in an enthusiastic way and help make our young generation realize that we can never move forward without a strong understanding of our past. History helps us learn the mistakes of the past and avoid them in the future. Our history is our future. Only the people, fashion, toys change but not the History.
Definitely history is not that easy, however it is a cognitive process for us to know what had happened on this planet that we are living on now. History is really important in shaping worldwide values in the early years of life and teach them what is right to do for our young people.
Our K-12 program Araling Panlipunan Teachers are designated to help students understand fully the importance of History in our daily experiences. Thus, teaching Araling Panlipunan should be a perfect example inspiring students into maintaining a reliable and meaningful history including themselves and the nation. In addition, our job as Araling Panlipunan Teacher is to take appropriate history lessons from the past to current generations and make sure that teaching the subject should equally go into teaching about our future.
— oOo— The author is SST II at Camachiles National High School, Division of Mabalacat City