Junior Preparatory |
History teaches the students are varied and will help in many other subjects.
History is no longer just learning dates from the past but the critical
evaluation and assessment of many forms of social activism, political systems
and injustices and how these events have shaped the world as we know it today.
Some of the skills History teaches us include:
All of the above will help in any chosen career and university course. Please follow the below link for the subject policy:
St Benedict's College Policy Library
Some of the content taught at Grade 8 level is:
Revolutions: the French and Industrial Revolutions
World War One: Causes, course and aspects of the War.
Most of this is taught through the analysis of external sources ranging from cartoons, historical extracts from newspapers, magazines, artwork, books, and so on.
In Grade 9, the majority of the work learnt throughout the year covers the topic of “Human Rights and Human Wrongs” – which covers aspects such as:
The Second World War
The content covered in Grade 10 begins the student’s three year preparation for the Matric exams. Content is taught and analysed from a variety of sources to help elicit the skills needed to ensure a successful Matric exam. Sources are analysed and critically discussed and examined. The content learnt includes:
The Russian revolution and the difference between Socialism, Communism and Capitalism
Scientific Racism, Pseudo-Science, Evolution and Social Darwinism, Eugenics
Was Apartheid unique to South Africa?
- Case studies-America, Australia, Germany
Segregation, Apartheid, Separate Development, Resistance in the 1940s and 1950s up to 1960 and the Sharpeville Massacre
History, as a subject, lends itself to field trips and
“out-the-classroom” learning experiences. Thankfully, there are many
interesting museums, exhibitions and other activities to which we can take our
students. Some of these include:
Spot On History Gr 12 by C Dugmore et al
Focus on History Gr 12 by M Fernandez et al
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