Why Study History?
History gives you back the past. Without an understanding of the past, the present doesn't make much sense.
Students of History in Presentation Waterford will explore the lives of people in the past, and the social, political, economic and cultural structures of past communities, so as to be able to comprehend the world today. To put our lives in the twenty-first century in a broad perspective, to appreciate Ireland's relationship with the world, to understand how other cultures and countries have developed, we need to study History.
Employers and academic institutions place a high value on skills developed through the study of History. They are impressed by the ability of the Historian to research, analyse and present information in a balanced, coherent and focused way. Above all, History helps students to think logically, express clear opinions and put forward reasoned arguments.
History is also valuable in a wide variety of careers.
In Presentation Waterford students of History will encounter many interesting ICT resources to help them study the subject effectively. These skills will be developed, skills which are relevant in modern life and the workplace.
History at Presentation Waterford is a long established and successful subject. The History Department is lively, enthusiastic and fully committed to fostering in its students an attitude of enquiry, open-mindedness and an intrinsic desire for learning. The teachers equip students with the academic skills and discipline to explore, understand and analyse issues which have challenged humanity. We aim to provide an experience that will stimulate the student and develop a life-long interest in the subject.
At the Presentation Secondary School we aim to ensure that through the study of History students:
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