History is the study of humanity’s past. Instruction on the subject begins in elementary school under the course “social studies,” which also includes geography and civics, and continues through higher education. Due to the breadth of the discipline, history is often broken down into smaller subjects by general topic, such as U.S. history and world history, or focuses on specific time periods, like the Renaissance or modern history. As history is usually considered part of the core-curriculum and it is taught to students of all ages, history teachers may find themselves working in a variety of different settings, from public schools to private universities. According to SalaryList.com, history teachers earn an average salary of $39,272.
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