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HISTORY AS A DISCIPLINE

History

Etymology

History comes from the Greek word “historie” or “historia” which means learning,
inquiry and/ or investigation.

Meaning

History is an account of events that have happened in the past.

USES AND IMPORTANCE OF HISTORY

-HISTORY SHOWS US WHAT IT MEANS TO BE HUMAN.

-HISTORY IMPROVES JUDGEMENT.

-HISTORY PROVIDES INSTRUCTIVE EXAMPLES.

-HISTORY MAKES US BETTER THINKERS.

-HISTORY SUPPORTS COMMON CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING AND


DIALOGUE.

-HISTORY SATISFIES A NEED FOR IDENTITY.

-HISTORY GIVES PLEASURE.

-STUDYING THE PAST IS PREPARATION FOR THE FUTURE.

1.Relevance to life

•You will develop an appreciation of the society in which you live and of other
societies, past and present

•You will also develop a greater awareness of your own identity and traditions

•You will learn more about the particular role of women in shaping the past
2.Communication skills

•The study of history is not just about interpreting the past but also presenting
your thoughts

•History helps you to write in an organized, coherent, logical way, supporting your
views with evidence

•This will help you in your other subjects, as well as in life and work later

3.Research skills

Your study of the past will introduce you to many different types of evidence,
such as:

•Maps •Memoirs

•Photographs •Photographs

•Political cartoons •Official records

•Diary entries

By exploring these types of evidence you will enhance your research skills

•You will become skilled at locating historical data from different sources,
evaluating it and recording and presenting your findings

•You will also realize the importance of looking at issues from more than one
point of view.

4.Analytical skills

•You will also develop your ability to think critically, to evaluate the usefulness of
sources, to detect bias or propaganda

•These skills are very useful in many careers and in everyday life. Additional
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ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONS

History also helps us to understand many of the issues that affect the world today

History is unique in that it investigates how human life has changed over time

•You will develop your understanding of change through the perspectives of political,
social, cultural, economic, religious and scientific history

Choosing history allows you to acquire a combination of skills and insights that will

•broaden your understanding of the world

•develop you as a person

•prepare you for a future career

•enable you to participate fully in society

QUOTES

History is who we are and why we are the way we are.(David McCullough)

“History cannot give us a program for the future, but it can give us a fuller
understanding of ourselves, and of our common humanity, so that we can better face
the future.”– Robert Penn Warren, American novelist, poet and critic (1905–1989)

QUESTIONS TO ASK BEFORE THE What incident you've experienced that you
DISCUSSION hate the most and never wanted it to
What was your ambition when you were a happen in your life again?
child? Did it change? Why or why not?
QUESTIONS TO ASK AFTER THE DISCUSSION
Have you ever made a decision and felt Give one historical event that has affected
disappointed with the outcome? or currently affecting people's view about a
certain thing.
What achievements did you receive/get
What significant incident that you've
that has helped you to go on in your life?
experienced in the past that has changed
your life all throughout?
Etymology Etymology
History comes from the Greek word “historie” or
“historia” which means learning, inquiry and/ or History comes from the Greek word “historie” or
investigation. “historia” which means learning, inquiry and/ or
investigation.
Meaning
Meaning
 History is an account of events that
have happened in the past.  History is an account of events that
 History records this legacy that has an have happened in the past.
important bearing on our lives.  History records this legacy that has an
important bearing on our lives.
Why do we study history?
Why do we study history?
The study of history helps us to know our roots,
strengths and achievements and gives us a The study of history helps us to know our roots,
sense of pride as well as direction. strengths and achievements and gives us a
sense of pride as well as direction.
Connection to Social Science
Connection to Social Science
-It is a social science in the sense that it is
systematic attempt to learn about and verify past -It is a social science in the sense that it is
events and to relate them to one another and to systematic attempt to learn about and verify past
the present. events and to relate them to one another and to
the present.

Etymology Etymology

History comes from the Greek word “historie” or History comes from the Greek word “historie” or
“historia” which means learning, inquiry and/ or “historia” which means learning, inquiry and/ or
investigation. investigation.

Meaning Meaning

 History is an account of events that  History is an account of events that


have happened in the past. have happened in the past.
 History records this legacy that has an  History records this legacy that has an
important bearing on our lives. important bearing on our lives.

Why do we study history? Why do we study history?

The study of history helps us to know our roots, The study of history helps us to know our roots,
strengths and achievements and gives us a strengths and achievements and gives us a
sense of pride as well as direction. sense of pride as well as direction.

Connection to Social Science Connection to Social Science

-It is a social science in the sense that it is -It is a social science in the sense that it is
systematic attempt to learn about and verify past systematic attempt to learn about and verify past
events and to relate them to one another and to events and to relate them to one another and to
the present. the present.
HISTORY
Student teachers:

Rachelle O. Serencio

Anna B. Adlong