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  1. Introduction to IH Sec 1 IH

  2. What is IH? • Using a piece of blank paper, write down 10 words you associate with the term ‘humanities’ • 3-2-1 activity

  3. Why is the study of Integrated Humanities important?

  4. 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

  5. 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?

  6. 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

  7. Spatial Relationships between human and natural environment

  8. Spatial Behaviour of People

  9. Spatial Processes that facilitate or sustain the interaction between human and natural phenomena

  10. What is History? • Greek in origin Has the meaning of the word ‘history’ changed over time?

  11. History

  12. History

  13. 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

  14. 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?

  15. 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) ?

  16. Why is something that happened in the past considered to be constantly evolving? • Persons who writes or • Sources available • Understanding of the context

  17. Economics

  18. Economics

  19. 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?

  20. What is the relationship of economics to our lives?

  21. What is politics?

  22. Politics for you…

  23. 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

  24. 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?