HISTORY AS A DISCIPLINE
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♦ To evaluate the importance of HISTORY as
♦ To understand HISTORY and its nature,
elements, uses, importance and
♦ To develop an analytical way of thinking
♦ To study and understand our own country
UNLOCK THE PAST
WHAT IS HISTORY?
♦ History comes from the Greek word
“historie” or “historia” which means
learning, inquiry and/ or investigation.
♦ In general, it is the past of mankind.
♦ It is the story of human experience.
NATURE OF HISTORY
♦ IT HAS NO SUBJECT MATTER OF ITS OWN.
♦ IT SYNTHESIZES KNOWLEDGE FROM
♦ IT ILLUMINATES PIECES OF THE PAST,
NOT THE PAST ITSELF.
♦ IT IS CONSTANTLY CHANGING.
♦ IT IS SUBJECTIVE.
♦ IT SEARCHES FOR THE TRUTH.
(ABSOLUTE TRUTH IS A RARE
ELEMENTS OF HISTORY
♦ PERIOD (TIME ELEMENT)
- PRIMARY AND SECONDARY
♦ CHOOSE A TOPIC FOR
INVESTIGATION OR INQUIRY
♦ IDENTIFY ALL RELEVANT
INFORMATION ABOUT THE
♦ EXAMINE SOURCES FOR VALIDITY
♦ SELECT AND ORGANIZE
INFORMATION INTO A WELL-
USES AND IMPORTANCE
♦ HISTORY SHOWS
US WHAT IT
MEANS TO BE
♦ HISTORY MAKES
USES AND IMP’T. CONT’D…
♦ HISTORY SATISFIES A NEED FOR
♦ HISTORY GIVES PLEASURE.
♦ STUDYING THE PAST IS
PREPARATION FOR THE FUTURE.
HISTORY AS A DISCIPLINE
♦ CORRECTING THE
FACTS OR EVENTS.
♦ FILLING THE GAPS
HISTORY IN THE
FILIPINO POINT OF
IMPORTANT QOUTES TO
♦ “TO FORETELL THE DESTINY OF A
NATION, IT IS NECESSARY TO OPEN
THE BOOK THAT TELLS OF HER
PAST” – DR. JOSE RIZAL
♦ “WHO CONTROLS THE PAST
CONTROLS THE FUTURE; WHO
CONTROLS THE PRESENT
CONTROLS THE PAST” – GEORGE
♦ “THE DISADVANTAGE OF MEN NOT
KNOWING THE PAST IS THAT THEY DO
NOT KNOW THE PRESENT” – G. K.
♦ “THOSE WHO CANNOT LEARN FROM
HISTORY ARE DOOMED TO REPEAT IT” –
♦ “THE SUPREME PURPOSE OF HISTORY IS A
BETTER WORLD” – HERBERT HOOVER
History is made conscious of the PRESENT,
yes it is studying the PAST happenings of a
certain events, places, people. But the
realization of it is in TODAY because
understanding it is a new horizon of
interpreting the essence of our foundation.
It is the same as the TREE! Yes TREE as a
TREE--- rpc 2013
WHY A TREE??
Enable for us to taste the fruit we must
know how to plant—rpc 2013
Important reminder for
MIDTERMS and FINALS
♦ Think and CHOOSE a TOPIC that you
want to work with, the INTEREST you on
LOCAL HISTORY in CAVITE that you
want to research in a REFLECTIVE
ANALYSIS. Project for FINAL TERM
♦ GROUP of 3
ACTIVITY 1: PHILIPPINES
♦ Each students will have to draw ( object,
scenario, things, etc) that represents the
♦ Each of the drawing will later be explain
both written and oral.