Students often have trouble attempting social studies and history assignments. The reason most likely is that they find it irrelevant and boring to read about what has happened in the past and remembering numerous names and dates. However, you should realize that history has a lot to do with who we are today, where we are today and how things work around us. Even though we may not know the significance of some important movements in the past but they have made our country and our world a better place to live in. Just as we read about scientific experiments and their backgrounds, it is important to know about the social events and history as it affects our lives and culture.