WHAT IS HISTORY?
History is the study of past events. People know what happened in the past by looking at things from the past including sources (like books, newspapers, and letters) and artefacts (like pottery, tools, and human or animal remains.). A person who studies history is called a historian.
History Curriculum Statement
Being a historian at St George’s Primary School means;
- Developing Curiosity. History in rich in amazing facts; people and places. History should excite children and ignite their curiosity.
- Learning about important events in History: We learn about key events from the stone-age to the end of the Anglo Saxon era. We also investigate the impact of the Victorians and the World Wars in the Merseyside region.
- Understanding Local History: We learn about local history and recent events in our local history (within living memory). As much as possible that historical understanding is developed through; using artefacts; photographs; documents; videos; visits and guest speakers.
- Being investigative. History involves a lot of enquiry. We will do this by:
- Exploring artefacts and other primary sources. Including documents and photographs.
- Using and evaluating secondary sources such as information books, websites and documentaries.
- Creating questions for historical enquiry.
- Debating and discussing different events and interpretations of history. This will allow us to develop historical opinions and explore the different aspects of history (cultural, social, economic, military, political, religious history etc.).
- Being knowledgeable about history and having a good understanding of Chronology. By the time we leave school, we should:
- Have a good historical vocabulary.
- Be informed about civilizations and empires from the past and understand why they were important.
- Have an understanding of important periods and events that affected the New Brighton, Wallasey and Merseyside area. Specifically, we will learn about the impact of the slavery, the shipping boom and the World Wars.
- Have knowledge about some famous people from history and their impact.
- Developing our Spiritual, Social, Cultural and Moral understanding. We will learn about times in history but also celebrate cultures and reflect on significant events. We will do this by participating in SMSC topics such as Black History Month, Holocaust Memorial Day. History should help to form our moral compass and social awareness.
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