Skills History Teaches: Critical Reading
Skills History Teaches: Forming Arguments
Skills History Teaches: Oral Presentations
Skills History Teaches: Writing
Skills History Teaches: Research
Skills History Teaches: Critical Reading
Skills History Teaches: Forming Arguments
Skills History Teaches: Oral Presentations
Skills History Teaches: Writing
Skills History Teaches: Research

Why Study History?

9 Reasons to Study History

(Inspired by this list by Kelly Marcus)

Studying History:

  1. Allows Us to Understand Society
  2. Allows Us Understand Change (especially over time)
  3. Provides a Sense of Identity
  4. Preserves Our Stories
  5. Inspires Us
  6. Teaches Us Warning Signs
  7. Helps Us Be Better People
  8. Teaches Us Amazing Skills (like creating arguments, using evidence, writing and speaking well)
  9. Makes Us Wicked Good at Trivia Games

For more on why to study History, click here.

Events

The History Department at Southern Miss is sponsoring a series of Teacher's Workshops for teachers interested in learning more about National History Day in Mississippi and how to introduce NHD projects into their classrooms.  Several workshops will be held around the state.  For more information on NHD in MS, check out the NHD in MS website.

National History Day in Mississippi logo

News

The Department of History is extremely proud to announce that we have recently been named a "Nationally Recognized" program by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the National Council for Social Studies (NCSS) for excellence in the way we prepare our students to be social studies teachers. This is a testament to the amazing work of our students, staff, and faculty—especially our former Social Studies Licensure coordinator, Mary Beth Farrell, who wrote all of the NCATE reports.

National Council offor Social Studies logo

The Department of History figured prominently in the College of Arts and Letter’s 2015 Year in Review.  Check it out HERE.  For the entire document, CLICK HERE.