Teacher’s subject commentary from Year Book 2015
As Christopher Columbus sailed to the New World, he followed the light of the sun as he left the old, to create the new. The year began with fear of the unknown as terror struck the streets of Paris; the year progressed with America’s and Cuba’s first meetings since the Cuban revolution. The Asian Cup was held and Won by Australia. Mr. Turnbull is the 29th Prime Minister after the 10th shortest serving Prime Minister in Australian History. We remember the 100 Years Anniversary of the Anzacs and the impact they left on the world, of mateship and the Anzac spirit.
Lest We Forget.
History students learn the importance of cross-examining information from different world views, to show empathy, to consider causes and effects of actions from the past. In History, students identify continuity and change and identify the significance of people, events and phenomena. All these skills are transferable to other study areas, hence the importance of this subject.
In History, students are encouraged to identify limitations in information and use that information to create solutions and new possibilities.
New ideas and solutions give birth to enlightenment; our youth are so digitally-self focused, that they have forgotten the creativity of the past. To understand the future we must first understand the past.
What will History say about you?