Chapter 1: Introduction to History

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    1. 1. Chapter One An Introduction to History Chapter 1 Slide 1
    2. 2. Learning Objectives <ul><li>What is History? </li></ul><ul><li>What are the 6 W Questions? </li></ul><ul><li>Why study History? </li></ul>Chapter 1 Slide 2
    3. 3. What Is History? What does ‘History’ mean to you? Chapter 1 Slide 3
    4. 4. “ Whoever wishes to foresee the future must consult the past. This comes from the fact that history is produced by men who will always be motivated and animated by the same feelings and passions throughout history.” Chapter 1 Slide 4 - Nicollo Machiavelli, Italian political theorist who wrote The Prince in 1513, which described the achievement and perpetuation of power by a determined ruler who did not care about morality (1469–1527)
    5. 5. Historians, it is said, fall into one of three categories: Those who lie. Those who are mistaken. Those who do not know. – Anonymous Chapter 1 Slide 5
    6. 6. “ History isn't really about the past — settling old scores. It's about defining the present and who we are.” Chapter 1 Slide 6 – Ken Burns, American documentary film-maker
    7. 7. “ A country without a memory is a country of madmen.” Chapter 1 Slide 7 – George Santayana, Spanish-born American philosopher and writer
    8. 8. “ History cannot give us a program for the future, but it can give us a fuller understanding of ourselves, and of our common humanity, so that we can better face the future.” – Robert Penn Warren, American novelist, poet and critic (1905–1989) Chapter 1 Slide 8
    9. 9. “ The past does not repeat itself, but it rhymes.” Chapter 1 Slide 9 – Mark Twain, American writer, inventor, narrator and social observer. He wrote The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, a masterpiece of humour, characterisation and realism (1835–1910).
    10. 10. The 6 W Questions Chapter 1 Slide 10 What happened? When did it happen? Where did it happen? Why did it happen? To whom did it happen? What were its consequences?
    11. 11. Why Study History? <ul><li> Understand change and how our society came to be </li></ul><ul><li> Learn from past successes and failures </li></ul><ul><li> Understand and respect one another </li></ul><ul><li> Develop our critical thinking skills </li></ul>Chapter 1 Slide 11
    12. 12. Learning Outcomes <ul><li>History is… </li></ul><ul><li>The 6 W Questions are… </li></ul><ul><li>When we study History, we look out for… </li></ul>Chapter 1 Slide 12

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