Welcome toMr. Meetze's World
What is History?- "History is a philosophy of teaching by examples" (Thucydides)- "History is indeed the witness of the times, the light of truth" (Cicero)- "History is the lie most commonly agreed upon" (Voltaire)- "History is science, no less no more" (J.B. Bury)- "History is an argument without end" (Peter Geyl)The purpose of history quite simply is to search for the truth for its own sake. Man's own nature demands that he find answers to questions once thought as unattainable. Where did we come from? Why did a particular event occur? Quite simply how can we understand our present if we don't understand the past?The Social Studies curriculum here at Kenmore West is designed to assist students to assume their role as responsible 'Global Citizens' who actively contribute to our increasing diverse and interdependent society. The knowledge learned in class will provide students with the background information necessary to cast enlightened votes, the skills to debate and discuss the status quo of the time, and the wisdom to make good judgments in dealing with potential conflicts and problems of our diverse society.
Last Modified on August 1, 2012