History is a disciplined process of inquiry for students to explore the past and present and to develop an understanding of their personal and community identity. They investigate the interactions between people, places and environments that shape their nation and world. They learn to participate in society as informed, responsible and active citizens.
At St James we have been working with Catherine Smyth and Alison O’Grady senior lecturers from Sydney University to deepen our children’s understanding of how history impacts on their lives. We have integrated creative arts using visual arts, process drama, teacher and student in role, ethical dilemmas and role play to build real life questions and links for all students to their own and family stories.