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Title: NSS History


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NSS History
  • S3 Subject Choice

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Why should I study History?
A Critical mind with Solid foundation
  1. Discover the origins and development of modern
    events
  2. Approach the past and the present from
    multiple-perspectives
  3. Develop skills of critical thinking and make
    sound judgments

3
What will you learn in NSS History?
  • Theme A
  • Modernization and Transformation in the
    Twentieth-Century Asia
  • China
  • Hong Kong
  • Japan
  • Southeast Asia
  • Theme B
  • Conflicts and Cooperation in the
    Twentieth-Century World
  • Major conflicts and the quest for peace
  • The Two World Wars, The Cold War, International
    cooperation and the conflicts in the 1990s

An Introduction The making of the Modern World
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Assessments
  • Public Examination (80)
  • Paper 1 (Data-based questions)
  • Paper 2 (Essay questions)
  • Elective (20)
  • An individual project
  • Comparative Studies
  • Issue-based studies
  • Local heritage studies
  • S5 Submission of Study Outline (10)
  • S6 Submission of Final Product (10)

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Examples of SBA titles
  1. Characteristics of different totalitarian states
    A comparison between Fascist Italy and Nazi
    Germany (Comparative studies)
  2. Was the First World War due to German ambition?
    (Issue-based studies)
  3. Changes and transformation of the Central Police
    Station in Hong Kong (Local heritage studies)

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Students qualities to study History
  • An inquiring mind to explore and explain (Why?)
  • The ability to
  • Imagine the situations in the past
  • Listen to stories
  • Draw connections to the present
  • Read and memorise large amount of content
  • Make critical judgment
  • Have a fair level of English

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History is unrelated to me.
  • People currently living were paying insufficient
    attention to the dead. young people at schools
    have been given the idea of a liberal education,
    without the substance of historical knowledge.
    They have been trained in the formulaic
    analysis, not in the key skill of reading widely
    and fast. They have been encouraged to feel
    empathy with imagined Holocaust victims, not to
    write essays about why and how their predicaments
    suffering arose.
  • Niall Ferguson, Civilisation The West and The
    Rest (Allen Lane, 2011)

8
Im only interested in the future.
  • The dead outnumber the living, and we ignore the
    accumulated experience of such a huge majority of
    mankind. The past is the only reliable source of
    knowledge about the fleeting present and to the
    multiple futures that lie before us, only one of
    which will actually happen. History is not just
    how we study the past, it is how we study time
    itself.
  • Niall Ferguson, Civilisation The West and The
    Rest (Allen Lane, 2011)

9
Thank you!
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