We are enriched by a wide, deep relationship with History.
Knowledge of the past expands us. It encourages us to be open and sensitive in our responses, intelligent in our actions. History provides unique intellectual, imaginative and emotional perspectives.
In history students acquire both conceptual and factual knowledge. A full picture of an event or situation leads students to discussion of thoughts and informed opinion. It is by standing inside a situation, and seeing it through the customs and outlook of the time, that students come to understand the importance of applying different methodology and values in the formation of considered opinion.
Deep, tangential learning takes place when students are brought into contact with historical enquiry and the need to consider different kinds of evidence, to isolate conflicts, to recognize the value of differences and agreements.
The methods of studying history include artistic means (models, drawing, painting), academic pieces (essays, debates, talks) along with a number of other expressions of the students’ own view which will culminate in the synthesis of a particular event, situation or personality.