‘Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it’

George Santayana

The history department of Forres Academy equips pupils with an understanding of various different political, economic and social events and allows them to examine how these events have shaped Scotland, the UK, Europe and the wider world.  In addition to this pupils are given the opportunity to explore the ways in which these issues have created the modern world and the role of history on contemporary society.  Pupils develop transferable skills such as presentation, debate and analysis.  These skills not only afford pupils the tools necessary to be first class students of history but allow them to develop skills for the wider world, throughout their educational career and beyond. The department prides itself in offering a variety of lesson formats to suit a variety of learning styles. Pupils are encouraged to be active learners – with lessons based around role-play, song and other creative work as well as building literacy and numeracy skills. Above all the department aims to foster an enjoyable learning environment for all students.

S1 – S3

S1: CfE Broad General Education: Integrated Social Subjects

S2: The Holocaust and WW1 are taught as part of the Social Subjects Broad General        Education

S3: Freedom and Rights looks at the issue of slavery through the ages in keeping       with the Broad general education

S4 – S6

National 4/5:       The Scottish Wars of Independence, The Atlantic Slave trade and                             Race relations in the USA

Higher:                Britain 1851–1951, Germany 1815–1939, Migration and Empire                             1830–1939

Advanced Higher: Germany – Versailles to the Outbreak of WW1

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