Introduction to IH Sec 1 IH
What is IH? • Using a piece of blank paper, write down 10 words you associate with the term ‘humanities’ • 3-2-1 activity
What are the objectives of Sec 1 IH? • Students understand the complexity of relationships within historical, geographical and cultural contexts • Students develop a critical inquiring mind & ethical decision-making skills • Students learn to appreciate the unfolding of current events
What is Geography? • Greek in origin • Literal translation – to write about or describe the Earth Who coined the term ‘Geography’? What are his / her contributions to the study of Geography?
What does the study of Geography involve? • Geography is a spatial science so it looks at : • Spatial Behaviour of People • Spatial Relationships between the human and natural environment • Spatial Processes that create or sustain those relationships
Spatial Processes that facilitate or sustain the interaction between human and natural phenomena
What is History? • Greek in origin Has the meaning of the word ‘history’ changed over time?
History is… • The story of man’s past • Religion • Way of life • Culture-art, traditions • Conflicts – internal and external • Prehistory – period before man began to record events in writing
History is… • A record of significant events which had a major impact on a society or the world • A record of major trends or milestones of a society or the world • Political, economic, social and intellectual developments • Major discoveries, changes that had great impact on future developments • Important inventions • Personalities Why is the study of History important?
History is…. • Never-ending • Tentative and arguable • A continuous investigation of the past • Based on Sources • An interpretation of what happened – therefore constantly evolving (not static) ?
Why is something that happened in the past considered to be constantly evolving? • Persons who writes or • Sources available • Understanding of the context
Economics is… • Study of production, distribution and consumption of goods and services • Demand and supply • Needs and wants • Alternative uses of resources Why is the study of Economics important?
Politics is… • The exercise of power • The public allocation of things that are valued • The resolution of conflict • The competition among individual & groups with their own interests
Political Science is… • The study of • processes through which power and influence are used in the promotion of certain values and interests • the decisions of governments concerning their actions towards other governments Why is the understanding of PS important?