8. You Do Not Have to Know it All
History is not a memorization of all that is known about all times and places since the beginning. History is interacting with the material, looking for patterns, and defining those patterns. These days, simple facts can be recalled with the touch of a tablet. But analysis that happens in the mind is a skill that will transfer to all areas of life. Critically analyzing primary source documents will prepare your student for college life and for life-choices more than almost anything else they do in school.