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History is fascinating but too often kids find it boring in history class. Here's what to do about it.

Many history teachers seem to think that they have to impart every last historical nugget, lest students are left woefully ill-equipped to function in a democratic society. That they are teaching doesn’t mean students are learning. How many of you could describe the difference between two British monarchs, Charles I and Charles II? Here's a look at why history class is so boring and what to do about it.