History's wasted on kids. The vast majority of us are just not interested in the past when we're young.
I was bored by my school lessons as I had so few reference points*. Now Im fascinated, and would gladly pay good money to have the same teachers give me the same classes I was bored by.
Teacher: "The Romans invaded Britain in 55BC".
Me (to myself): "The Romans?? Flook me, one city conquered our whole country? Why did they choose us? That's a bit random. What about Milan and Juventus, where did they conquer? We must have been c rap. Etc."
I loved history lessons when I was a kid even though most of it was nonsense(I didn't know at the time)
when I was about six my dad took me to ponte castle. I was spellbound, a real castle where there had been battles and that had dungeons, and a churche next to it that had had its roof blown off by Oliver cromwell. That was all I needed. I saw and still do see history in everything around me .