HKFYG Lee Shau Kee College

Wis­dom in Action

History (S.3)


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 (Secondary Three)



1. Knowledge

Students are expected to acquire knowledge and develop understanding of:

(a)     the main features of world civilizations within a broad chronological  structure from a variety of perspectives (political, economic, social, and technological , etc.);

(b)     the relationship between cause and consequence of historical events;

(c)     change and continuity in major historical issues and developments;

(d)     concepts and terms fundamental to historical study.

2. Skills

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

(a)       arrange events sequentially according to set criteria;

(b)       describe features of historical maps, models, diagrams, charts, tables, pictures and cartoons;

(c)       make simple deductions and inferences from historical sources;

(d)       identify different interpretations of major historical events;

(e)       distinguish between historical facts and opinions;

(f)        make an imaginative reconstruction of the past;

(g)       select, organize and deploy information to produce well-structured work.

3. Attitudes

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

(a)       develop an interest in the past and an appreciation of human achievements and aspiration;

(b)       relate the study of the past to contemporary life;

(c)       develop values and attitudes in relation to moral and civic education. 

Topics to be covered

First Term

(1)  International Conflicts and Threats to Peace in the Twentieth Century:

(a)  The First World War;

(b)  The Second World War

(2)  Guided Reading and Writing

Second Term

(1) International Conflicts and Threats to Peace in the Twentieth Century:

(b)  The Second World War

(c)  The Cold War;


(3) Project Learning