I wanted to gauge my students' feelings about history today on our first day so I asked each of them to write the first word which came to their mind when they heard the word "History". Here was the white board at the end of the day.
I thought it was interesting we had some "timelines" and "dates" up on the board. A couple students wrote "boring". Had several "past" and "long". One did say "awesome" and "interesting" made it as well.