Thomas More College is an independent, Christian based, co-educational day school with dedicated and professional staff running classes from Grade 000-12. Focus is given to developing the whole child and equipping him or her with relevant life skills.
History is perhaps the least understood of all subjects. It is a vibrant, skilled and divergent-thinking discipline. This equips a person for taking his/her place in society and develops a focused, critical problem–solving mind.
History is a skilled based subject which has value and usefulness in other subjects, and areas of life. It is a study of man, his thoughts and his actions. One major cry against History is that it has no relevance to the modern day. A clear answer to this is that “Society has got to have human beings with a compassion for, and empathy for, their fellow men, something sadly lacking in our world today. Programmed human robots are not enough” Another question people ask is what relevance History has in the work place? The answer is as follows “History equips one for all-round thinking, speaking and writing skills that cover any jobs, occupation or profession”
Consider the following:
History is for Leaders
Mr. Harry Oppenheimer, former Chairman of Anglo-America, looked for a study of Politics, Philosophy, Economics and History in those he employed.
Mr. Clem Sunter recognizes the need for a study of History in entrepreneurs and business people.
The former CEO of Telkom is a History graduate.
The former CEO of Coca Cola is a History graduate.
Who says you cannot get a job with History? Few are the Matrics who have taken History who have regretted it; and many are the past students who report how valuable it was in helping their present careers.
The study of history is the precursor, and initiator, of civilisation.