History Option The Syllabus consists of: 50% Maltese History from 1520 to 2004 50% European History from 1500 to 2000 How and why ship change over time? Why was the Inquisition set up?
History helps you to master the following skills: A Knight of St John at the time of the Great Siege, 1565. • Learn about the past. • Communicate ideas. • Improve your spoken and written English. • Develop ICT skills. Francis I and Charles V at the Treaty of Madria, 1525.
History helps you learn the following skills: • How things change over time. • Why certain events happen. • Compare life in the present with the past. • See things from different point of views. • Think and speak your own mind. • Ask important historical questions.
What does learning History Option involve? • There are no standard textbooks Books are chosen by the teacher related to topics in the syllabus. • Teacher’s Notes and Handouts • Working languages: Books and Notes in English Explanation: in English and Maltese • Written and research are done in English.
What does learning History Option involve? Beheading of King Louis XVI in 1789. Napoleon crowning himself Emperor in 1804. • Learning about important events, places, people in the past. • Learning about important topics: The Renaissance The French Revolution and Napoleon The Industrial Revolution, The Two World Wars and the Cold War.
What does learning History Option involve? A tavern in a Maltese village around 1750. • Learn by using evidence: documents, pictures, maps, cartoons, video clips. • Working out worksheets using primary and secondary sources. Punishing a slave on board a ship during the slave trade in the 18th century.
A Concluding remark: a quotation about History The fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. ‘A historian is a prophet in reverse.’ Friedrich von Schlegel (1772-1829) Raymond Spiteri, Subject-Coordinator (History)