Many history teachers focus almost exclusively on rehearsing the past, forcing students to learn about names, dates, and key events. Lazy engagement with the past is the reason many students do not care much for history; they have never been properly introduced.

Biblical integration of curriculum—interpreting the Biblical perspectives of history and cultures
I have been teaching various history courses junior in junior high and high school in Christian schools for 28 years. I can say that generally the attitude of a student who first joins one of my classes is that history is an irrelevant topic and that "studying" it for five days a week for nine months will be quite boring. I hear much the same attitude when I meet parents in the beginning of the school year at "back to school nights." I hear how boring history classes were back when they were in school!