Example 3 Lastly learners may be studying World War I and World War II and then

Example 3 lastly learners may be studying world war i

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Example 3: Lastly, learners may be studying World War I and World War II and then comparing them to the Cold War. It is essential that the learners look at the universal aspect of war and come to their own understanding of what war is. Learners will soon understand by looking at WWI and WWII that war generally is fought with guns and weapons where people are killed. However, they need to understand that not all wars are the same and this goes for the Cold War. Learners will also see that WWI led towards WWII and that WWII played a significant role in starting the Cold War as it was the two superpowers Russia and USA that were fighting against each other in an ideological battle of supremacy. Therefore, by looking at these three examples one can conclude that generalisation in social science is of the utmost importance as it allows the learners to focus on the broader sense of the topic, allowing a universal approach rather than focussing solely on the specific topic or person.
9 Uniqueness:Uniqueness pertains to the knowledge of a human being in terms of the characteristics and exemplifying these characteristics of the human being. Uniqueness can be split into two different aspects, one of which can be explained as the general which refers to the genuine human characteristics whereas unique characteristics refer to the characteristics that are demonstrated by historical events. These unique events effectively epitomise the general human characteristics within a certain historical event. Thus, one can conclude that uniqueness is taking general human characteristics and linking them together with unique historical events. Example 1: The Abuse of Power, in the classroom the learners will be learning about how certain people have abused their power in History. An educator may provide the learners with a few scenario’s and of those scenario’s the learners need to match the general characteristic with the unique historical scenario. For example: Hitler’s Enabling ActDeceit Signing of the 1939 Munich Agreement Fear The resolution of the 1962 Cuban missile crisis Abuse of Power Example 2: Another instance an educator may give the learners in the class a paragraph to read. The learners will then need to go through the paragraph with the utmost care and locate and write down all the unique historical events that may have a general human characteristic linked with them. Example 3: Lastly, a third practical example of teaching uniqueness and testing whether the learners in the class understand uniqueness is to provide them with an essay topic or question. The learners will then be given two lessons (1 hour) to write an argumentative essay on the unique historical event and how this event has been given general human characteristics. There may of course be many different types of characteristics that learners may believe are portrayed in this event and they are allowed to write about all the general characteristics they find as long as they back them up within the essay.
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