Degree programme in: Elementary and Early Childhood Education
Course title: History of Portugal
Type of course: Compulsory
Year/semester: 3rd year / 1 semester
Name of the lecturer:
Objectives of the course:
 To recreate the students’ interest for the History of Portugal in order to develop a critical stance in their
understanding of the present;
 to encourage attitudes of curiosity, observation and criticism in relation to the wider school context;
 to understand the importance of the knowledge of the environment in the cultural educations of the
 to prepare the students for the conscious exercise of citizenship, through consistent references;
 to contribute to the elaboration of a multidisciplinary work, in the perspective of integrated culture.
Prerequisites: Not applicable
Course Contents:
Preliminary Introduction to the Leaning / Teaching of History
 Concept and practice of scientificity in the learning / teaching of History
 Methodology of the learning / teaching of History
History of Portugal
 Identity and Universality
 State and Nation– the formation of the Portuguese State in the 12th century I
 Portuguese Identity – 14th and 15th centuries – State and Nation
 Portugal at the dawn of Modernity
 From Restoration to end of the Old Regime
 From the Old Regime to Liberalism
 Fro Constitutional Monarchy to the Republic
 From the republican crisis to Estado Novo (New State)
 Portugal after the wars (1950-1974)
 April 1974 Revolution: the path to democracy and to the European integration.
BRAUDEL, Fernand (1972), História e Ciências Sociais, Lisboa: Presença.
GODINHO, Vitorino Magalhães, (1981), “Ciclo” in Joel Serrão (dir.), Dicionário da História de Portugal,
vol. II, Lisboa: Sá da Costa
MATTOSO, José (1994) (dir.), História de Portugal , (obra completa), Lisboa: Círculo de Leitores
PERES, Damião (s/d), Como Nasceu Portugal, Porto: Vertente.
PROENÇA, Maria Cândida (1989), Ensinar/ Aprender História – Questões de Didáctica Aplicada, Lisboa:
Livros Horizonte.
REIS, António (1990), Portugal Contemporâneo, vols. II to VI, Lisboa; Publicações Alfa.
Teaching methods:
 Organised field trips:
 Observation and data collection in diverse historical sources (Municipal Libraries, Archives,
Museums, archaeological remains);
 Analysis of the collected data, individually or in group;
 Synthesis/ written and oral reflections in class.
 Live History:
 Historical reconstitutions of the different epochs and places of the History of Portugal (simulations in
the classroom and/or dramatisation of historical events, both at school and in the community. Ex: the
organization of a medieval market, animation of a castle, square or museum; recreation of important
figures of local and national History.
 Debates organized around a specific thematic content, based on the observation of films, reports,
 Participation and/or organization of conferences, seminars in the school.
Assessment methods:
Continuous assessment:
- Oral and written participation in all the programmed activities;
- Individual and group work;
Sumative assessment :
- Examination (according tot he ESEB Regulations))
Language of instruction: Portuguese