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HISTORY SYLLABUS FORM 1

  1. Sources And Importance Of History
    1. Meaning and Importance of History
      1. Explain the meaning of History
      2. Explain the importance of studying History
    2. Sources of History
      1. Identify sources of History
      2. Assess the functions, advantages and limitations of the following sources of history; oral traditions, historical sites, written records, archives
  2. Evolution Of Man, Technology And Environment
    1. Evolution of Man
      1. Explain the meaning of evolution of man
      2. Explain the theory of evolution of man and the religious theory of creation of man
    2. Early Stone Age
      1. Describe the types of tools used during the old stone age
      2. Describe the physical changes of man during the old stone age
      3. Explain how man obtained food during the old stone age
    3. Middle Stone Age
      1. Describe the types of tools used during the middle stone age and their functions
      2. Describe the physical changes of man during the middle stone age
      3. Explain how man obtained food during the middle stone age
      4. Explain the advantages of the invention and uses of fire
    4. New Stone Age
      1. Describe the type of tools used during the late stone age and their uses
      2. Describe the physical changes of man during the late stone age
      3. Appraise major changes in man's way of life during the late stone age
    5. Iron Age
      1. Explain how iron was discovered
      2. Appraise the advantages of using iron tools
  3. Development Of Economic Activities And Their Impact
    1. Agriculture
      1. Show the relationship between agriculture, the environment and technological development
      2. Explain the types of agricultural practices in Africa
      3. Explain how agriculture changed man's life
    2. Handicrafts,Industries and Mining in Pre-Colonial Africa
      1. Explain the meaning of handcrafts, industries, and mining
      2. Differentiate the types of industries and their advantages in pre-Africa
      3. Explain the uses of different types of minerals in pre-colonial Africa
    3. Trade in Pre-Colonial Africa
      1. Explain the basis of trade in pre-colonial Africa
      2. Identify the types of trade, types of commodities and the societies involved
      3. Appraise the impact of the following types of trade: local trade, regional trade
  4. Development Of Social And Political Systems
    1. Kinship Of Clan Organization
      1. explain the meaning of the kinship or clan
      2. explain the social, political and economic organization of kinship or clan
    2. Age-set System
      1. Explain the meaning of age-set system
      2. Explain the social, political and economic organization of societies which practiced the age-set system
    3. Ntemiship
      1. Explain the meaning of the ntemiship system
      2. Explain the social, political and economic organization of ntemiship
    4. State Organisation
      1. Explain the meaning of state organization
      2. Appraise the factors that gave rise to centralized states and non-centralized states
      3. Explain the organization of centralized and non-centralized states
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