It is both necessary and helpful to study the context of prior history because it reveals who we are in relation to other people, cultures, and countries. Exploring the history of different peoples and cultures experiences provides a clearer picture of their views, beliefs, feelings, and opinions. History is a story told from a political and educational style. Learning how the past shaped a country and the leaders that had a part in it helps us understand that country’s ways and interactions with other countries.
The study of history influences our understanding of others and their culture. Like the quote “If we don’t know from where we came, we don’t know where we are going”. Envisage a world where no one knew anything about history; no documentation of any event, place or person. How would anyone be able to 1) avoid repeating past mistakes. 2) know anything of those who came before and all of their struggles, successes, and failures. By learning about history’s participants and events, we can find a source of inspiration from their courage, diligence and leadership styles.
One of the main reasons to study world history is to learn from and guard against past mistakes. Today's military leaders should study not only their current enemy’s war tactics and maneuvers but also those of any others that took place in the area to provide context that helps equip an agile mind to make informed decisions. Using the past actions, military leaders could anticipate their moves and predict the outcome of the mostly likely courses of action and helps leaders understand their challenges and responsibilities.
There are many ways to learn about history. The most helpful resources to students learning about history are primary, secondary and tertiary sources. Primary sources allow students to get as close as possible to original ideas, events, and empirical research as possible. Such as first hand or contemporary accounts of events from the individuals that were there. Unfortunately, when studying some history these sources are no longer alive, however as long as they have not been...