Barbara Mojica - The Importance of History in Creating Critical Thinkers

An extra-long episode today – that’s what happens when Agnes gets chatting with a history educator and Barbara has so many thought-inspiring insights!

Barbara Mojica explains how history is in every part of our life – family, place, customs, society.  Both an historian and an explorer, Barbara brings history to life, even on podcast.

As an educator, Barbara brings an interesting take on the job of teaching today and how children learn.

Barbara talks about children becoming the leaders of tomorrow, and being critical thinkers… she explains the correlation between history and critical thinking and tomorrow’s leaders.  Which does, of course, lead to a discussion of search engine use and social media and algorithms in getting information.

Cultural history is important as a family reference, but also from a global perspective, why other people may be different because of their cultural history.  Encouraging children to see the good and the bad of a family’s cultural history is important as the world continues to change at a rapid pace.

Be a lifelong learner… as adults and, as adults, teach the children to be also… including sharing what you’ve learned as the elder.

A bonus question at the end might be interesting to anyone interested in writing children’s books.

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About the guest: Barbara Mojica

Author, educator, and parent, Barbara Ann Mojica provides tools to inspire, entertain and educate youth.  History is the key to solving today’s problems.  Tired of being bombarded by social media noise? Accept the challenge. Be a truth-teller.

Barbara Ann Mojica, M.A. S.A.S., S.D.A is a historian and retired educator. Her education career spans more than forty years serving as a teacher, special educator, principal, and school district administrator.

Using the whimsical Little Miss History character to narrate her book series, she makes learning history a fun-filled adventure. Barbara firmly believes, “If you don’t know your history, you don’t know what you’re talking about.”

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