You may ask the question, “Why study history?” For some, it is a simple matter of curiosity. However, history teaches valuable lessons about human nature, and helps students to question often incorrect assumptions. The ability to think critically and creatively, and to research, analyse and combine ideas, is at the very heart of the PEAC Program.
In Medieval Mayhem, students learn in practical ways by building peasants’ cottages, using mathematical formulae to draw large scale suits of armour, and by applying SFX make-up to understand the three types of ‘The Black Death’. A respected historian from UWA explains how the Bayeux Tapestry was in fact a powerful early form of propaganda, and the students are encouraged to use a personal experience to create their own version.
The course culminates with a medieval ‘feast’, where students are taken back in culinary time and challenge their taste buds with a variety of dishes. This course brings history alive in a way the students will never forget.