So I was talking to my buddy the teacher yesterday (as opposed to my other buddy the teacher). He says, “Another teacher told me that they like my social studies class, but in general everyone thinks social is boring.”
Based on my experience that is true. Some teachers might make social an interesting subject, but it wasn’t interesting on its own merits. But that hardly makes any sense – history isn’t just dates and names it is events and personalities and they are fascinating. The other side of the class is learning social structures – the building blocks of society. Also fascinating.
How does it get messed up? Are the texts bad? Does the curriculum not have the fun bits? Are the lesson plans bad? Or are kids of that age just not able to appreciate the material? (I’m sure that there are other options.)
I remember being bored while studying the french revolution. There more action in the French Revolution than a Michael Bay movie – how can you possibly be bored?
Agree or disagree? If you can separate the subject from your teachers, is Social Studies boring?