There are a lot of thoughts that have come to mind as I’ve debated writing a blog for some time. First, I have no clue what I’m doing, so anyone who decides to follow me, please bear with me as I figure it out. Also, I have such a wide array of interests it makes it hard for me to focus on one topic. Therefore I decided to focus on the broad arena of social studies.
First and foremost, social studies is the study of society. Social studies applies not just to history, but also to geography, psychology, sociology, politics and government, as well as current events. So my topics may seem all over the board, but they will deal with the realm of social studies in one way or another.
I may delve into other areas from time to time, but at their root I’m sure there will be a tie in somewhere. I’m planning to write not just on areas of history that I have an interest in, but also on current events and what I see going on in the world. The world is so interconnected as we push further into the 21st century, that one event, although not directly related, may affect another. This is the very essence of studying history.
In my next entry, hopefully in the next day or so (maybe before if I can find time tonight), will deal with interpretations when studying history. Suffice to say that history has many different interpretations. It is not just the study of an event of the past, but rather the interpretation of events of the past.