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Junior Cycle - History

Subject Group: Humanities
These subjects explore the ways in which humans live and communicate in the world. Human life is examined by looking at our past, our present and into our future. These subjects help people to express themselves clearly and develop their reasoning ability.

Brief Description:

History involves the study of people who lived in the past - ordinary people as well as famous people. In History, you will learn about the sources of evidence on which we base our understanding of their lives. You will find out about important changes that, over time, have helped to shape the world in which you live.


How will History be useful to me?
It will help you to better understand the world in which you live. You will gain experience of working with evidence and learn to tell the difference between fact and opinion. History is a very practical subject because it involves learning about people, countries, societies and cultures. History can help you in may different careers, especially those linked with heritage, tourism, research and the environment.

From September 2018, students entering first year will study a new, updated History curriculum.

The course will consist of three main strands:

The Nature of History: This will encourage students to focus on three key activities: developing historical consciousness, working with evidence, and acquiring the "big picture".

The Contextual Strands (2 and 3): These will focus on the historical context in relation to key personalities, issues and events from throughout history. These subject will be explored through the lenses of recognising key change, exploring people culture and ideas, and applying historical thinking.

Find the new syllabus here.
View / Download History Factsheet [pdf file]
View / Download full curriculum [pdf file]
Course link
http://www.pdst.ie/jc/history

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