A Proper Understanding of K–12 Education:

Theory and Practice

"Stories and the Teaching of History"

Overview

Contemporary education policy often views the task of learning history as nothing more than the memorization of dates and names. As a result, Americans today have lost familiarity with some of the greatest stories of the past. In turn, they have forgotten the importance of the virtues taught therein. Teaching history through meaningful and inspiring stories reminds students and parents alike of the vital importance of such virtues for a free society.

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Kenneth R. Calvert is Associate Professor of History and Headmaster of Hillsdale Academy. He earned his B.A. from Wheaton College in 1984, and holds an M.Div. from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, a Th.M. from Harvard, and a Ph.D. from Miami University (Ohio). His teaching experience includes being a visiting scholar at Trinity College (Bristol, U.K.); a graduate assistant, teaching associate, and part-time instructor at Miami University; and a visiting instructor at Thomas More College.