For thousands of years, the most important lessons taught to our children were in the form of stories. Stories told around candle light and fires about our past, both real and imagined. In those stories were lessons that stood as moral guides.
Today these stories are our history and they are crucially important to the wellbeing of a society. In many districts, history takes a backseat to other subjects that are deemed more practical to the modern world. Those courses that prepare our young people to get jobs in the 21st century are important but we must find a balance for those lessons from the past.
An understanding of not just our history but of the history of many cultures makes us better people. We understand the issues of the world today, we can make predictions about what might happen next, and we have greater empathy for other cultures we share this planet with.
We must be the great story-tellers of the modern world. We must make it exciting and interesting and incredible. It will create a better and brighter future for our world.