Social Studies Mythbusters

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    Common myths held by students studying social studies, specifically, history:

    • Events have a single, obvious cause and effect flow
    • Historical narratives include complete, indisputable information
    • If it is in a history book, it must be true
    • History always stays the same
    • Life was harder for people living in the past
    • Life was boring for people living in the past
    • Monetary value stays the same over time
    • People were less intelligent in the past
    • People were smaller in the past


    Read more here from the American Historical Association

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