KCSE History and Government Notes Form 1 to Form 4 & Revision Questions

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KCSE History and Government Notes Form 1 to Form 4 – KCSE Revision

Form 1

History & Government 2

Introduction to History and Government

The Meaning of History

History is an account of events that took place in the past.

History may also be defined as a branch of knowledge which deals with past events of human beings and their response to their environment over the years.R.G Collingwood, in his book.

The Idea of History (OUP 1994) defined history as a “science concerned with the human actions in the past, pursued by interpretation of evidence for the sake of Human self knowledge.”

That history is a science because it involves finding out things about the past Humankind.

For example, the origin of Man, why he was a toolmaker, why he domesticated animals and plants.

These are questions that provoke scientific curiosity.

The three definitions of History from the above are:


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