To learn that history is a progression of events often having a cause and effect relationship.
To develop historical thinking skills, including chronological thinking and recognizing change over time.
To view the past as real rather than as some vague meaningless abstraction.
To build insights into one's own life to be able to see how the past actually illuminates the present.
To learn about the history of buttons, the materials they have been made from and how they have been used in fashion throughout the ages.