The Historical Mind: Thinking the Past in the Present (2018 Conference Presentation)

Conference PosterThe following is one of the sessions from our 2018 Conference co-hosted by School of the Ozarks and held at the College of the Ozarks in Point Lookout, MO. The full collection of presentations can be found at

The Historical Mind: Thinking the Past in the Present

Kyle Rapinchuk, School of the Ozarks & The Classical Thistle

History is one of the core classes that one can expect to find in all schools, regardless of whether it is called history, social studies, humanities, or a great books seminar. Yet despite the significance of history, many cannot explain its importance beyond dates, names, and battles. In this session, we will explore the historical mind and the task of historical thinking and ultimately explore a model for teaching “history” in a way that allows the past to speak into our present in a more meaningful way. Workshop attendees can expect to leave with some practical steps to use and teach about the historical method, as well as an example of how to employ this method in the classroom.

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