“A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin & culture is like a tree without roots”
- Marcus Garvey
Young people need a sense of history in order to understand themselves, their identity and the world around them. They need to be able to ask questions and evaluate the answers they receive – never settling for a shallow answer and pushing for a deeper explanation. History should inspire curiosity and a desire to never stop wanting to find out more.
History gives students;
- The ability to research, filter and prioritise information.
- A framework for questioning sources of information and evaluating which are trustworthy and reliable.
- A solid knowledge of the culture on which the country is founded – why do we do what we do?
These prepare students for careers as;
- Police Officers
- Social workers