It's been the common trend in most history courses for students not to need know dates, much different from the way many of us were taught. I generally do this, but I am beginning to look into new avenues. I am starting to see that my students have no real idea of chronology and for those of them looking to pursue degrees in history, some dates do matter and chronology and approximate dates can be very helpful. So my question to the history teachers out there is: do you have students remember dates? If so, how do you test them on these dates?