Junior Form History Curriculum





Ancient and Medieval Times

 1.   Introduction to history study

 2.   Traditional rural life of Hong Kong

 3.   Life in the main centres of early civilization
       a.    The Fertile Crescent
       b.    The Nile Valley
       c.    The Indus Valley
       d.    The Huanghe Valley

 4.   Life in ancient Greco-Roman civilization
       a.    Greece
       b.    Rome

 5.   Life in medieval times


Transition to Modern Times

 1.   Renaissance

 2.   The age of revolution
       a.    The American Revolution
       b.    The French Revolution

 3.   Life in the age of machines

 4.   East-West encounters

 5.   Growth and development of Hong Kong up to the early
       20th century


The Twentieth Century

 1.   International conflicts and threats to peace in the 20th century
       a.    The two World Wars

       b.    The Cold War

 2.   Growth and development of Hong Kong in the 20th century

 3.   Major achievements in the 20th century




Senior Form History Curriculum



The Making of the Modern World


 1.   The foundations of Western supremacy

 2.   Western expansion and the formation of colonial empires

 3.   Asia’s reactions to Western expansion

 4.   Towards international cooperation


Theme A

Modernization and Transformation in Twentieth-Century Asia


 1.   Modernization and transformation of Hong Kong

       a.    Political and institutional changes

       b.    Development as an international city 


 2.   Modernization and transformation of China

       a.    Early attempts at modernisation – reforms and revolutions

       b.    Socialist modernisation in the Maoist period and the
              evolution of “socialism with Chinese characteristics” in the 
              post - Mao period


 3.   Modernisation and transformation of Japan and Southeast Asia

       a.    Japan

              (i)        Modernisation in the early 20th century
              (ii)       Reconstruction and growth after WWII
              (iii)      Relations with other Asian countries

       b.    SE Asia
              (i)        Legacy of Western colonialism
              (ii)       Reasons for decolonization and struggles for

              (iii)      Post-colonial developments and the evolution of


Theme B

Conflicts and Cooperation in the Twentieth-Century World


 1.   Major conflicts and the quest for peace

       a.    International relations from 1900 to 1914

       b.    The two world wars and the peace settlements

       c.    Major conflicts after WWII and attempts to make peace

 2.   The quest for cooperation and prosperity

       a.    International economic cooperation

       b.    International social cooperation