The Weakonomics blog talks about how history is taught in school.
In the grade school level, the content was always about events. It was “this thing happened on this date”. We never had to explain why it was important or even where that event fits in with its past and future. High schoolers can do that, but it was never presented that way.
And shares a video he finds entertaining. We agree, although a video of course does not allow for the conversation that he seems to imply would benefit education (here, too: we agree). In any case, a subject we enjoy as we, too, believe in the importance of delving deeper in to historical knowledge.