History Department Staff
Mr M Addley (Head of Department)
Mr K Lunn
Mr M Thompson
Mrs G Smith
Mr J McMahon
Mr M Jess
Why Study History?
The goal of the History Department in Lurgan JHS is for every pupil to have a general knowledge of some of the key political, social, economic and cultural events which have taken place in Britain, Europe and across the world between the 16th and 20th centuries.
Studying history helps us to make sense of our world today, as everything which is happening around us has been influenced by the past. If we apply this knowledge to the present, we can learn lessons from past mistakes or successes and make informed choices about our futures.
Studying history also gives us a more balanced outlook on the world. History teaches us that we need to study a number of sources before coming to our own viewpoints about the past and present.
"I enjoy History because we get to debate our opinions and everyone's voices are heard."
"History allows you to take a look at what has happened in the world, present and past, making it relevant and interesting."
" I love History because it is interesting and you get to know about the world and your own country."
KS3 History Course Details
Year 8 Knowledge
Unit 1 - What is History?
Unit 2 - The Reformation and Henry VIII
Unit 3 - The Ulster Plantation, Oliver Cromwell in Ireland, William of Orange
Year 9 Knowledge
Unit 4 - The causes of the partition of Ireland
Unit 5 - The consequences of the partition for Northern Ireland
Unit 6 - WW1 causes and the Somme
Year 10 Knowledge
Unit 7 - The rise of the Nazis and the Holocaust
Unit 8 - Hitler's foreign policy and the road to WW2
Unit 9 - The assassination of President John F Kennedy
“Those that fail to learn from History, are doomed to repeat it.”
– Winston Churchill
The knowledge and skills developed through studying history are relevant to a range of careers. Careers include: