KENYA SECONDARY SCHOOL HISTORY AND GOVERNMENT CURRICULUM* Introduction* General Objectives* Form One History and Government* Form Two History and Government* Form Three History and Government* Form Four History and Government* Suggested Learning/Teaching resources* Suggested Assessment Methods.INTRODUCTION HISTORY AND GOVERNMENTHistory and Government is an important discipline because it plays a key role in the development of society. Knowledge of the past is critical to the understanding of the present and to planning for the future. It is through the study of the subject that the youth of a nation acquire knowledge about the past and the present so as to develop positive attitudes about the future. Thus, learners are able to recognize therelationship between the events of today and the world of tomorrow.This syllabus addresses key themes in history such as the social, economic and political organizations of African societies during the colonial period, European colonization, the rise of African nationalism, developments in trade, transport and communication, industry, agriculture and urbanization. It also coversthe issues of morality, responsible citizenship, good governance, national integration, conflict resolution and international cooperation.A number of themes which address individual honesty, health and integrity have been selected to enable the learners cope with the challenges of the day, e.g. HIV/AIDS, drug abuse and corruption. It is hoped that the knowledge gained will enable the learner to develop into a socially and economically useful member of the society.The various approaches to searching for, and investigating historical knowledge have been highlighted in the syllabus. Emphasis has been put towards developing in learners independent group and individual study habits, production, manipulation and use of a variety of learning resources.With consistent and resourceful use of study approaches such as visitations, report writing, research and use of resource persons, the syllabus promises vibrant class discourse.GENERAL OBJECTIVES- KCSE HISTORY AND GOVERNMENTBy the end of the course the learner should be able to:
1. recognize and appreciate the importance of studying History and Government2. acquire knowledge, ability and show appreciation for critical historical analysis of socio-economic and political organization of African societies3. understand and show appreciation of the rights, privileges and obligations of oneself and others for promotion of a just and peaceful society4. promote a sense of nationalism, patriotism and national unity5. encourage and sustain moral and mutual social responsibility6. identify, assess and appreciate the rich and varied cultures of the Kenyan people and other peoples7. promote a sense of awareness and need for a functional democracy of the Kenyan people and other nations8. promote an understanding and appreciation of intra—national and international consciousness and relationships9. derive through the study of History and Government an interest in further learning.