Why is History Important?
History ignites children’s curiosity and wonder about the past in their own locality, Britain and the wider world. Pupils consider how the past influences the present, what past societies were like, how these societies organised their politics, and what beliefs and cultures influenced people’s actions. As they do this, pupils will develop a chronological framework for their knowledge of significant events and people. They will see the diversity of human experience, and understand more about themselves as individuals and members of society. What they learn can influence their decisions about personal choices, attitudes and values.