SCHEME OF WORK ON HISTORY FOR JSS 3 (THIRD TERM)

S/N TOPICS CONTENTS
1.      Sources of History. (a)          Meaning of sources of History

(b)         Primary sources of History

(c)          Secondary sources of History

(d)         Tertiary sources of History

2.      Sources of History How to assess sources of History

(a)          Excursion to historical  sites

(b)         Exhibitions

(c)          Libraries

(d)         Cultural festivals

(e)          Museums

3.      Oyo Empire (a)          The origin and early history of Oyo Empire

(b)         Political structure of Oyo Empire

4.      Benin Empire (a)          The origin and early history of the Edo speaking people of Benin

(b)         The first Benin Empire

5.      Benin Empire (a)          The Second Benin Empire

(b)         Benin Massacre.

 

 

WEEK I:    SOURCES OF HISTORY

  1. MEANING OF SOURCES OF HISTORY

Sources of history can be defined as the methodology of finding out about the past or getting information about what happened in the past through different means.

We have three main sources of history;

  1. Primary sources of history
  2. Secondary sources of history and
  3. Tertiary sources of history

 

PRIMARY SOURCES OF HISTORY

Primary sources of history are oral and Archaeological method of finding out about the events and activities of the past. Primary sources of history are very useful because it’s the only means of getting information about the past where written records are inadequate. Examples of Primary sources of history are oral tradition, artifacts, legends and Folklores. Folklores – The traditional belief, customs, and stories of a community, passed through generations by word of mouth. Legends- It’s a story coming down from the past especially, one popularly regarded as historical although not verifiable. E.g  Bayiggida legend of Hausa origin.

SECONDARY SOURCES OF HISTORY

Secondary sources of history are all written records which reported the events and activities of mankind in the past. Secondary sources of history are the most acceptable and available method of finding out about the activities and events of mankind in the past. e.g history text books, Journals Articles, government publications, biography and auto biographies.

TERTIARY SOURCES OF HISTORY

Tertiary Sources of histories are historical records or accounts obtained from student’s projects, bullets, memoranda (memos) etc. Tertiary Sources history are documented or written records of the activities of the past obtained from standards research projects, bulletin and memoranda of understanding etc. e.g students final year projects, bulletins etc. Bulletins – A brief public notice issuing usually from one authoritative source, specifically a brief News items.


 

ASSIGNMENT

Write short notes on the following;

a. Oral tradition

b. Legends

c. Folklore

d. Historiography.

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