I think it did miss the mark a little bit. I understand that there a different schools of historiography, but it sounds less like the study of history, but more like the study of different types of history, not all history. As a result, I do sympathize with the commenter because it seems more like different schools of history. For example, Marxist historiography seems to be more about the history of Marxist, not the study of history on how it has influenced Marxist. The benefit of looking at the history of history is that you find out that history influences everything that we do. Historical influences are all around us each day and will continue to influence our lives. I think historiography has many advantages in the classroom because it is important to learn history and how it has influenced historical events and what could happen. Learning about history can peak the interest of students and get them more engaged as historiography can help see the cause and effect relationship.
Associate professor of History EducationCollege of EducationEast Carolina University