When I was in high school, history was taught by the boys PE teacher, the football coach. Every history teacher I had would rather have been out on the field smackin' some kid on the behind, "way to go", or "get after them".
It was obvious they hated to teach history. I hated to learn history.
Mr. Bart would print in chalk all his notes on all three chalkboards. Then he would lecture from them as we took notes and memorized facts.
Mr. Cooper used an overhead projector. He would slide a textbook under it, flash it up on one of those pull-down movie screens that attached to the chalkboard and read to us while, once again, we took notes to memorize for a test.
Now, I love to read about history. We use this book for high school history --
The History of The Ancient World: