Martin Luther King once said that ‘We are not makers of history. We are made by history’ and Theodore Roosevelt said ‘The more we know about the past, the better prepared we are for the future’
These inspirational people, among countless others, have shaped the world we live in and through history, we can learn more about ourselves, other people and events that shaped the world today.
We start by learning about the history of ourselves through family history and understand we all can shape and make history.
We discover the history of early man through the Stone Age, look beyond our island with studies about Mexico (Mayan civilisation) and China (Shang Dynasty), take on the role of invaders to Britain thousands of years ago as we explore The Romans, Saxons and Vikings and look at events closer to the present day like The Second World War, The Victorians, the Space Race and the history of robotics.
Finally, we look at people who shaped history, some you may not have heard of. These include Noor Inayat Khan (spy during World War 2), Pablo Farque (Victorian circus performer) and Leif Erikson (A Viking who discovered America).
History can excite, fascinate and entertain everybody and it is essential we use History to help us understand what has happened in the past so we can appreciate what we have today.