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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.


What will I learn in History?

Some of the things you will learn include:

  • how we find out about the past

  • how people have lived during different periods

  • how important changes took place during different periods, what caused the changes and how people were affected by the changes

  • a broad understanding of local, Irish and international history.

How will I learn History in school?

Some of the things you may do with your teacher and classmates are:

  • use resources such as textbooks or the internet to help find out more about the past

  • learn about evidence and how it helps us to explore the past

  • learn to interpret pictures and film of people in the past

  • make your own notes to help you remember what you have found out

  • work on your own and also in pairs and groups

  • try your best at homework and assignments


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 many different careers, especially those linked

with heritage, tourism, research and the environment.

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