CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1 a i). Explain the Evolution of History The concept of history was developed from the work of a Greek historian Herodotus (484-425 BC.). He became the first person to write on the activities of humans based on events in a dated past, lasting for a generation and thus became the father … More History and Government: Can you explain the evolution of history ?
CHAPTER ONE 1 a.(ii). With examples explain the place of History in the ancient world Throughout the world, history was an unavoidable element of the education passed to the young from time immemorial. The ancient Greeks, for instance, used the legendary stories (Iliad and Odyssey) of the 10th century (B.C) by the Greek epic poet … More What was the place of History in the ancient Society?
CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION 1a iii). Define the term history History as a concept comes from a Greek word ‘historia ‘ which means inquiry ( Perkin 1970 and Crookall 1972).The historians of the last century such as Carr (I960), define it as “a continuous process of interaction between the historian and his facts, an unending dialogue between the present … More History and Government:What is the meaning on History?
CHAPTER ONE 1 a iv).Highlight the importance of studying history It welds the society together by creating a spirit of togetherness and interdependence among people who have a common goal and interest. It helps to modify and improve the society by pointing out weaknesses and strengths of peoples’ activities. History teaches us what man has … More History and Government: What is the importance of studying history?
CHAPTER ONE 1 a v).The definition of government The following are some definitions of the term “Government”. The authoritative direction and restrain, exercised over the actions of men in communities, societies and states; the direction of the affairs of a state; political rule and administration. (American Dictionary) A group of individuals sharing a defined responsibility … More History and Government:What is the definition of government?
CHAPTER ONE 1 a vi). Explain the importance of studying government. The importance of studying government The study of government is necessary because: It makes the learners aware of their rights and obligations, thus preparing them to play an effective role in the society. It creates awareness in learners on how conflicting interests arising in … More History and Government: What is the importance of studying Government?
CHAPTER ONE 1 a vii). Explain how history is a social science. History as a social science The term social science has been defined differently by a number of professional practitioners. Some of the definitions are as follows1 Social sciences are concerned immediately with the life, institutions, the thoughts, the aspirations and the far-reaching policies … More History and Government: How is history a social science?
CHAPTER ONE 1 a viii). What are the educational goals of History and Government? – National unity (Patriotism and nationalism) – National development (i.e. economic, social, technological and industrial). – Individual development and self-fulfillment – Social equality and responsibility – Respect and development of cultural heritage, – International consciousness, – Moral and religious values – … More History and Government:What are the educational goals of History and Government?
CHAPTER ONE 1 ix).Explain the sources of History and Government. The American College dictionary defines a source as “anything or place from which something comes, arises, or is obtained; origin” while Longman Dictionary defines it as ‘a person or thing that supplies information’. From these two definitions it can be concluded that sources of history … More History and Government:What are the sources of History and Government?
CHAPTER ONE 1 x). Define Written sources of History and government and give examples. Written Sources Written sources refer to what is drawn or printed in conventional signs on any kind of support, whether it is papyrus, parchment or paper (UNESCO. General History of Africa, [Vol.1] Abridged Edition: 1990). These are the most popular and … More History and Government: What are Written Sources
CHAPTER ONE 1 b i). Explain the importance of written documents Today written documents are important because; Some are readily available for reference, They are more reliable than other sources because they are written after careful research and consultation. They are portable, i.e. they are more convenient to carry from place to place without distorting … More History and Government: What are the importance of written documents
CHAPTER ONE 1 b ii). Explain the limitations posed by written documents The information could be biased because it represents the opinions and background of the writers. Some contain outdated information. Some written documents suffer from distortions depending on the person writing them. At times the level of language might be too advanced for the … More History and Government: What are the disadvantages of written documents?
CHAPTER ONE 1b iii). Explain what Oral sources are highlight some of their advantages. Oral sources Oral sources include current verbal messages and oral traditions. Current verbal messages refer to recent happenings as told through word of mouth by an authority or a participant in a given situation. They could be on history or government, … More History and Government: What are Oral Sources?
CHAPTER ONE 1 b iv). State the limitations of Oral sources In spite of the above, oral sources have a number of limitations: They suffer from distortion due to loss of memory of the narrator. Some have a problem of biasness and exaggeration. This depends on the community one is talking about, If it is … More History and Government: What are the limitations of Oral sources?
CHAPTER ONE 1b v). Explain Archaeology as a source of history Archaeology The term “archaeology” comes from a Greek word “archaios” meaning beginning or ancient. As a discipline, it means the study of wry ancient times and antiquities. This study provides silent witnesses and clues to civilization. Some of the clues left behind include foodstuffs, … More History and Government: How is Archaeology a source of history?
CHAPTER ONE 1 b vi). Explain the disadvantages of Archaeology as a source of information. The dates which archaeologists arrive at are not totally dependable because they are very often plus or minus several years. Excavation is time-consuming and a very expensive exercise. Although it can give social, economic and political aspects of a given … More History and Government:What are the limitations of Archaeology as a source of history?
CHAPTER ONE 1 b vii).Explain Linguistics as a source of History Linguistics can be defined as the scientific approach used to study language. I! deals with aspects such as grammar patterns, similarities and differences between languages to find out if they are genetically related. For example, if two languages display regular correspondences in form and … More History and Government: How is Linguistics used as a source of History
CHAPTER ONE 1 b viii). Explain how anthropology can be used as a source of history Anthropology deals with the study of human race, its origins, developments, beliefs and customs, it attempts to identify the commonalities and differences existing among human beings, their sources and depths of these sources among various societies. This could be … More History and Government: Can you explain how anthropology can be used as a source of history?