HKFYG Lee Shau Kee College

Wis­dom in Action

History (S.4 & 6 )




The study of history helps to develop a global perspective. Students will be provided with an opportunity to pursue a study that transcends the temporal, cultural and political boundaries of our world. Upon the completion of this course, students should have mastered higher-order thinking skills such as analysis, synthesis and evaluation that will enable them to appreciate where they stand in the long flow of human history.

 This curriculum also takes the stand that there are some fundamental values and attitudes commonly held in our community and across other societies, such as regard for human life and dignity and the quest for peace, cooperation and prosperity that are the attributes of a responsible citizen.



Plans (Senior Secondary)



1. Knowledge


Students are expected to acquire knowledge and develop understanding of:


(a)   basic historical concepts of history, such as cause and effect, change and continuity, and similarities and differences;

(b)   diverse standpoints and perspectives inherent in different ways of representing and interpreting the past;

(c)    the inter-relations of major events and movements that have occurred in the local community and the nation in the 20th century; and

(d)   the major historical developments and trends that have shaped the contemporary world.


2. Skills


Students are expected to master skills which will enable them to:


(a)   distinguish fact from opinion; detect biased viewpoints, ambiguous assumptions and unsubstantiated arguments; and build up proper historical perspectives;

(b)   compare and interpret historical data; arrive at reasoned conclusions based on available evidence; and recognise the fact that history is subject to reassessment based on the interpretation of new evidence;

(c)    present logical and coherent arguments through the proper selection and organisation of historical data;

(d)   search for, select, analyse and synthesise information through various means, including the Internet;

(e)   apply historical knowledge and skills in everyday life.


3. Attitudes


Students are expected to cultivate positive values and attitudes that will enable to:


(a)   understand the attitudes and values that influence human behaviour;

(b)   tolerate and respect different opinions;

(c)    develop and maintain an inquisitive attitude towards human culture;

(d)   become responsible citizens with a sense of national identity and a global perspective.


Topics to be covered (Secondary 4)


Theme B: Conflicts and Cooperation in the Twentieth-Century World:

l   Major Conflicts and the Quest for Peace

l   The Quest for Cooperation and Prosperity


Topics to be covered (Secondary 5)


Theme A: Modernisation and Transformation in Twentieth-Century Asia:

l   Modernisation and Transformation of Hong Kong

l   Modernisation and Transformation of China


School –based Assessment


Topics to be covered (Secondary 6)


Theme A: Modernisation and Transformation in Twentieth-Century Asia:

l   Modernisation and Transformation of Japan and Southeast Asia



School-based Assessment