Reflections on History Article Template

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” – George Santayana

Whether you want it to or not, history will repeat itself. The best way to take control of that is by studying history and evaluating how events influence us individually and communally.

On a small scale, our personal histories help us make decisions. On a larger scale, we can use the experiences of others to our advantage.

In this template, you’ll capitalize on the importance of history by writing an article based on this very topic.

To start with, think of an event that shaped your niche (or the way you think about your niche) in a revolutionary way. This could be a personal event or a very public one (e.g. your first day at a new job or the day Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in baseball). Then, use your personal knowledge and/or research to generate your own reflection on why it’s important.

Structuring the Reflections on History Article

  1. Reflect First and Take Notes – You may choose to do the reflecting on your own or with a group of friends. Think about the meaning of the event in history. Once you’ve pondered the importance of the historical event, organize your thoughts.
  2. Write a Compelling Title – Take your main concept and turn it into an interesting title for the article. It should include the event you’re reflecting on.
  3. Give Your Reflections – Share what you think about the event. What does it mean to you? What does it mean to others? Why is it revolutionary? Did people understand the significance of the event when it happened? Are we still learning about the event?
  4. Look to the Future – Offer a look into the future of your niche. If many things have changed, the changes may keep coming. Your speculations may or may not come true but giving your speculations will give you a chance to show your expertise.
  5. Recap Your Reflections – Think of the main take-away and use that to summarize your reflections. Perhaps revisit what happened leading up to the event or after it.

Help your audience remember the past by writing an article which reflects on historical events. Your article will have value now and for years to come. Leave a comment to share your own ideas on this historical article template.


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Comment provided January 24, 2011 at 4:43 PM


Miles R. Hoffman writes:

The American Revolutionary War. The fight to be free of foreign rule has always followed me. The Patriots,what they did and said Their acts of Heroism.
What was gained by their fight. The Constitution they empowered for us. And those to today who would ask us to turn aside from this Heritage. We do not care their case. We have the privilege of making changes in a Constitutional manner and that’s the way we do it.

Comment provided January 24, 2011 at 4:52 PM



Thanks for the idea. There are lot of subjects in political events of past which changed life of men. I am yet to explore this line.

Comment provided January 24, 2011 at 6:45 PM


Karen writes:

History has always fascinate me. The way our fore fathers toiled the land, how they succeeded and how they failed. The Great Wall of China, The Pyramids of Egypt-how did they managed to built them? What have we learned from them? One thing is sure, nothing is impossible if you are determined enough.

Comment provided January 24, 2011 at 8:46 PM


Steve Troutman writes:

Very interesting. At our local church here in Whiteboro New York, we just had a guest speaker doing a constitutional awareness conference. He spoke of the founding fathers and how our nation was founded on the principles of the bible. He told some interesting stories and recounted men’s names that were long since been forgotten. How it was the preaching of Baptist ministers of the black regiment that encouraged the colonists to dare to be free. I think I will write on the subject of getting back to our roots.

Thanks for the insight.

Kind Regards,
Steve Troutman

Comment provided January 24, 2011 at 9:01 PM


John Mayer writes:

“…we can use the experiences of others to our advantage.”
– I think this is the most important part for me. Since evidently history repeats itself, knowledge of what worked for others is valuable! Revolutionary discoveries were not made by people who followed others’ experience, yet learning from their mistakes is a huge shortcut in life…

Comment provided January 25, 2011 at 1:57 AM


Peter Fry writes:

I love your template but it lacks one thing. It has a heading 4 boxes and a resource box. Can you tell me how often my keyword should appear in each (if at all in one or two of them)

Comment provided January 25, 2011 at 2:36 AM



Thanks for this post Christopher. It has come along at the right time for me. I was just thinking through some history aricle topics but wasn’t sure about the angle to approach them from. I couldn’t have wanted for anything better right now.
Thanks again

Dawn (Jamaica, West Indies)

Comment provided January 26, 2011 at 10:09 AM



Well history helps us to shape our future. Some say that history repeats itself;true. We can learn from other peoples mistakes and shape our destiny.

Comment provided January 31, 2011 at 5:27 AM


Sherl Wilsher writes:

Thanks for the education on article writing and templates. It has sparked me on to start producing articles using this template.

Comment provided January 31, 2011 at 5:29 AM


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