Speaker: Connie Roggio

In the Space of a Lifetime

History class – row upon row of children memorizing the dates of battles fought long ago, wondering at the introduction of inventions that changed the world, the weekly tests that did little to spur the imagination and interest of students. So sad.

I was one of the girls who loved history. American history, English history, Russian history. Biography. Even historical novels. Today, I have adopted a new way of looking at history. Something that makes come history alive, using General Douglas MacArthur, my father, myself, and my family as examples.

My hope is that you may find this practice a fun and easy way to look at battles and inventions without those pesky tests. By the way, you may not need a book at all.