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History (Key Stage 3)

 

Year 7

What will pupils study this year?

 

 

 

 Autumn Term

 Unit 1: Anglo Saxon & Norman England 

 Students will begin this unit by studying the following topics:

  • Life in Anglo Saxon Britain

  • The concession crisis of 1066
  • The contenders to the throne in 1066
  • The Battle of Hastings
  • The Norman Conquest
  • Changes in Medieval Society

  • Changes to the English Church

 Skills: As part of this scheme of learning, students will develop their history skills by investigating sources of inferences.

 Assessment: The end of unit assessment will be a mixture of knowledge and skills questions about the whole unit of work.

 Spring Term

 Unit 2: The Changing Nature of Crime & Punishment in Norman and Tudor England

 Students will study the following topics:

  • Crime in Norman and Tudor England

  • Policing in Norman and Tudor England
  • Punishments in Norman and Tudor England
  • The trial process
  • Case studies on Vagabonds, witchcraft, thief takers and trial by ordeal.

 Skills: As part of this scheme of learning, students will develop their history skills by investigating the usefulness of sources.

  Assessment: The end of unit assessment will be a mixture of knowledge and skills questions about the whole unit of work.

 Summer Term

 Unit 3: An Enquiry into Reasons why the War on the Western Front was so Terrible 

 Students will study the following topics:

  • The outbreak of war

  • Why was the war not over by Christmas?
  • How did the nature of fighting on the western front change?
  • What kind of understanding can letters give us about trench warfare?
  • Why, when conditions were so terrible, did soldiers continue to fight on the western front?
  • What event marked the most important turning point in WW1?

  Skills: As part of this scheme of learning, students will develop their enquiry based learning by investigating historical interpretations.

  Assessment: The end of unit assessment will be a mixture of knowledge and skills questions about the whole unit of work.

 

Year 8

What will pupils study this year?

 

 

 

 Autumn Term

 Unit 1: Weimar and Nazi Germany 

 Students will begin this unit by studying the following topics:

  • What was the treaty of Versailles?

  • What were the problems of Weimar Germany?

  • Why people voted Hitler into power

  • Hitler's consolidation of power
  • Life in Nazi Germany

  • Jewish persecution

  • Ghettos

  • Concentration camps

 Skills: As part of this scheme of learning, students will develop their history skills by investigating the usefulness of source material.

 Assessment: The end of unit assessment will be a mixture of knowledge and skills questions about the whole unit of work.

 Spring Term

 Unit 2: The Westward Expansion of America 

 Students will study the following topics:

  • The reasons for migration to America in the 18th century

  • Problems within the eastern states in the 19th century

  • The Louisiana purchase and its impact on westward migration

  • Manifest destiny and its impact on westward migration

  • The Plains Indians and their lifestyle
  • The reasons why the Plains Indians settles on the Plains

  • The importance of the Buffalo to the Plains Indians

  • The clash of cultures between the Plains Indians and the White Settlers

  Skills: As part of this scheme of learning, students will develop their history skills by investigating historical interpretations.

 Assessment: The end of unit assessment will be a mixture of knowledge and skills questions about the whole unit of work.

 Summer Term

 Unit 3: An Enquiry into the Impact of the Blitz on Britain 

 Students will study the following topics:

  • What was the Blitz

  • How did the government prepare for the Blitz?

  • How was Britain affected during the Blitz - initial destruction.

  • How was Britain affected during the Blitz - falling morale

  • How did the government prepare for the evacuation?
  • What were the evacuation experiences?

  • How successful was evacuation?

  • What was the reality of the Blitz Myth?

  Skills: As part of this scheme of learning, students will develop their enquiry based learning by investigating historical interpretations.

 Assessment: The end of unit assessment will be a mixture of knowledge and skills questions about the whole unit of work.