Topic 50 感兴趣想了解的历史时期
1. What can we learn from historical heritages? / Why should we protect old buildings?
Historical heritages teach us about society and culture in the past. They help us understand who we are and where we came from. They can show us what life used to be like. They also explain why we have certain traditions and beliefs461. Actually nothing stays the same462. History is always changing.Understanding the history of our heritages helps us continue to shape them.
2. How can we protect old buildings?
The government can protect old buildings by making rules that forbid destroying them463. They can make laws according to those buildings’ historic and cultural value464. That way nobody can legally destroy them or repurpose them. Ordinary citizens can help with this cause465 as well. They can advocate for466 those laws. They can also raise awareness about the importance of old buildings. Everyone can help protect these buildings.
3. Is it useful to learn history? / What can we learn from history?
Yes, I think it’s useful to learn history. After all, history helps explain why things are the way they are467. For example, history can explain where certain traditions and beliefs come from. It can teach you about important and inspiring figures from the past. Plus, it helps us learn from our mistakes as well.
4. What are the ways to learn history?
We can learn about history from studying history textbooks. But there are more ways than that. For example, we can watch old documentaries to see what life was like468. It can show us the world before we were born. We can also watch films and look at paintings from different time periods. Those show us the culture they came from. Plus, young people can also talk to older generations to learn about their lives.
5. Do people prefer learning history through books or movies?
It seems to me that people prefer learning about history through movies. Most of the people I know don’t like reading. It just doesn’t interest them469. They like watching movies to learn about history. Movies are more visual and engaging470 than books are. After all, everything is shown on screen. You don’t have to do any imagining. Things are easier to remember if you see them.
6. Why are some people not interested in history?
Well, some people just care about what’s happening now. They aren’t interested in what happened in the past. Lots of people think history is too far from their daily life. They think learning about it isn’t helpful for one’s job and life. Another reason is that history classes can be very boring. So people focus on other things and get distracted easily471.
7. How can teachers make history classes more interesting?
Teachers can make history classes more interesting by using different kinds of media. For example, they can show their students historical movies or let them read historical novels. Plus, teachers can try to get students to imagine what it would be like to live in the past. You know, they could assign students
interesting projects472 that get them to think in unique ways473. They can encourage students to be interested in history through their imagination.
461 traditions and beliefs：传统和信仰
462 nothing stays the same：没有什么是一成不变的
463 making rules that forbid destroying them：制定禁止破坏他们的规则
464 historic and cultural value：历史文化价值
466 advocate for: 支持、拥护、宣扬…
467 why things are the way they are：世界（万事万物）为什么是这样的
468 what life was like：以前的生活是怎样的
469 It just doesn’t interest them：他们（对阅读）不感兴趣
471 get distracted easily: 很容易分心
472 assign students interesting projects：给学生布置有趣的作业
473 think in unique ways：以独特的角度思考问题