‘History is not everything, but it is a starting point. History is a clock that people use to tell their political and cultural time of day. It is a compass they use to find themselves on the map of human geography. It tells them where they are but, more importantly, what they must be.’
John Henrik Clarke
At Clehonger Primary we encourage our pupils to be interested and observant about the historical and social aspects of their local environment, British and World history. We help students develop chronological awareness when studying significant events and people. Compare and contrast the past with the present, ask questions, form hypotheses, have opinions and develop their own point of view. We teach pupils to respect the values and cultures of people represented in the past and present. Develop skills of enquiry, investigation, analysis, evaluation and presentation, whilst working individually and co-operatively, listening to and valuing the opinion of others.
History aims at helping students to understand the present existing social, political, religious and economic conditions of the people. The present is in fact the child of the past. Without the knowledge of history, we cannot have the background of our existence.