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History
Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it
George Santayana

Introduction

The study of History is important to us all. History gives us the knowledge to understand many aspects of life today by working out what happened in the past, what changed and what has stayed the same. Through this knowledge we are more easily able to see why the world around us is as it is and how we can take inspiration from the past to keep moving forward.

However, History is not just about facts, dates and famous dead people! The gathering of evidence to support a specific point is useful for anyone who needs to create a convincing argument and to see both sides of an argument before making up their mind. The need to justify opinions aids in debating and setting out an analysis. Finally, the linking of factors together helps people to create a vision of the wider picture.

“How do you know who you are unless you know where you’ve come from? How can you tell what’s going to happen, unless you know what’s happened before? History isn’t just about the past. It’s about why we are who we are – and about what’s next.” – Tony Robinson (Actor of Blackadder and Time Team fame)

Resources used

In History we use a range of resources from the latest textbooks by the school’s History Project to those created by the talented and imaginative members of the department.

Visit http://www.mrshodgeshistory.hostei.com/ for a collection of useful online resources tailormade for SBS pupils.

Visit http://www.symbaloo.com/mix/vietnamwar1?searched=true for resources for the Year 10 Vietnam War controlled assessment.

Staff

Mr B Gregory, Head of Humanities - bgregory@st-birinus.oxon.sch.uk
Ms M Froud-Davis - mfroud-davis@st-birinus.oxon.sch.uk
Mr A Heley - aheley@st-birinus.oxon.sch.uk