History and Social Studies

Head of History &Social Sciences and High School Supervisor:  Nikolaos Tzanakakis

Junior High School Coordinator: Iordanis Papadopoulos

 

INTRODUCTION:

The Department encompasses the following subjects:

A)  JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL

  1. History (7th, 8th, 9th grades)
  2. Religion (7th, 8th, 9th grades)
  3. Socio-Political Studies (9th grade)
  4. Home Economics (7th, 8th grades)
  5. Local History (7th grade)
  6. Occupational Guidance (9th grade)

 

B)  HIGH SCHOOL

  1. History (10th, 11th, 12th grades)
  2. Religion (10th, 11th, 12th grades)
  3. Principles of Economics (10th grade Elective)
  4. Political Science (10th grade)
  5. Greek and European Culture (10th grade Elective)
  6. Politics and Justice (11th grade Theoretic Track Elective)
  7. Philosophy (11th grade Theoretic Track Elective)
  8. Sociology (12th grade)
  9. Principles of Business Management & Administration (12th grade Technological Track Elective)
  10. Principles of Economic Theory (12th grade Elective)

OBJECTIVES:

• To help students formulate a historical perspective and develop historical awareness. This will help them to face current events as responsible and critically thinking citizens.
• To train students to evaluate facts and to understand the relationship and continuity between past and present.
• To lead students to understand the impact of historical events in their everyday lives and the basic historical principle regarding the cause and effect of events on one another.

METHODOLOGY USED TO ACHIEVE THE OBJECTIVES:

•  Worksheets - diagrams
•  Supplementary materials (sources – quotes & excerpts)
•  Maps and digital media (multimedia classroom, interactive white boards, CMS)
•  Projects in the Library (i.e. Local History in 7th-10th grades)
• Interdisciplinary approaches.  Co-teaching with other disciplines (i.e. Mathematics and History)
• Continuous professional training of teachers (through seminars, teacher-to-teacher model lessons, literature support, teacher peer observations)
•  Two-hour weekly meetings to discuss Department-related issues