History

HISTORY

History qualifications provide a broad range of flexible learning contexts covering Scottish, British and European and world history in medieval, early modern and modern time frames. The Courses develop a breadth and depth of knowledge and understanding of the past, and provide opportunities to consider how political, social, economic and cultural history relate to the world of today.

By studying History you will develop an understanding of how people and events in the past have shaped our present world. Issues of identity, culture and authority are some of the aspects of life we will consider.

 

By studying historical sources (newspapers, cartoons, films, photographs, diaries, political pamphlets, posters, statistics, maps and songs) you will learn the skill of how to interpret evidence and reconstruct a picture of the past. This is a useful skill and should help improve critical thinking and detecting bias.

 

By studying History you will be encouraged to: (1) debate issues and back up your opinions with evidence, (2) imagine the experience of different people at different times, (3) research different historical topics and different eras and (4) write in a logical and well structured way.

 

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NATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

National 5 History 

The National 5 History Course develops a range of skills including the ability to apply a detailed historical perspective and evaluate sources in a range of contexts. Learners gain a detailed understanding of the factors contributing to, and the impact of, historical events. They also develop the skills of investigating historical events and forming views on the basis of evidence, and of explaining and analysing historical events and drawing reasoned conclusions. Further information can be found in the NPFC’s Nationals in a Nutshell History National 5 

You will find more details of the SQA N5 History course requirements by clicking on the N5 History home page.

Here is a link to the SQA National 5 past papers page:

SQA N5 past papers.

December 2015. For the attention of National 5 History pupils:

Please click on the link below for the full instructions on how to do your national 5 assignment.

SQA N5 Assignment instructions.

You can find a summary of the National 5 Exam Skills you will need to pass your N5 History exam, below;

Exam skills pwpt

You can find Microsoft Word copy of the National 5 assignment plan here: National5HistoryAssignmentResourceSheet 2016 . Remember, the plan must be no more than 200 words in length.

You can now access our amazing National 5 dedicated History page by clicking this link:

National 5 History

 

 

 

National 4 History  –

The National 4 History Course develops a range of skills including the ability to apply a straightforward historical perspective and to comment on historical sources in a range of contexts. Learners gain a straightforward knowledge and understanding of the factors contributing to, and the impact of, historical events. They also develop the skills of investigating historical events and forming views, and of explaining historical events and drawing straightforward conclusions. Further information can be found in the NPFC’s Nationals in a Nutshell History National 4 

 

HIGHER

The Higher History Course allows learners to acquire breadth and depth in their knowledge and understanding of the past through the study of Scottish, British, European and world contexts in a variety of time periods. Options cover topics from the medieval, early modern and later modern periods, and include elements of political, social, economic and cultural history.

Here is an example nazis in power essay sept16 to help you prepare for the forthcoming assessment. remember, SQA advice is liable to change, so don’t be surprised if I give you new advice over the session. There are some useful links at the bottom of the page, to sites I used for information.
Good luck and best wishes, from Mr Parker.

Here are a few prezi links I’ve made that may help with your revision. Let me know if the links don’t work.

Migration and Empire:-

Prezi on the migration of the Scots.

Prezi on the impact of Scots on the Empire.

Brilliant Highland Clearances research

Germany 1815-1939:-

Prezi on Nazis rise to power

Check out the Higher History page for further resources and more detailed help.

ADVANCED HIGHER

The Advanced Higher History Course allows learners to acquire depth in their knowledge and understanding of historical themes, and to develop further the skills of analysing complex historical issues, evaluating sources and drawing conclusions. The Course makes a distinctive contribution to the curriculum by engaging in the issues which arise from significant historical events and developments. The depth of study enables learners to engage fully in historical debate and thereby develop a deeper appreciation of the forces which have shaped historical developments.

You can find some useful PowerPoint presentations on the course, below.

To what extent did the contribution of women

The Origins of the USA

The 1850 Sectional Crisis

Domestic Policies of the North and the South

Advanced Higher History intro

Abolitionism pwpt

You can find help with the dissertation and some guidance, below.

Advanced Higher Dissertation minimum standards pwpt

Advanced Higher History dissertation guide

Advanced Higher History dissertation guide  PDF version.

Progress record for AH dissertation

resources
A few useful Advanced Higher History links:
     Image result for US national archives  slavery image
There are weekly lunchtime catch-up sessions, revision guides issued and trips to Belgium/France and Stirling.
Videos, podcasts, handouts and course material can be viewed at the popular ‘History at Huntly’ website.