History

Humanities

KS3

Curriculum Details

Year 7

Content

Homework

Parent / Carer Support

Welcome to History!

Students will spend around 8 lessons studying the skills essential for success in history as well as the history of Kimberley. This will include: chronology, family trees. Using sources and artefacts. Using photos as historical evidence. A local visit into Kimberley. An historical enquiry based on local history (group work project).

    You can expect your son/daughter to be given 2-3 pieces of homework for this unit of work. This may include:

    An account of a life event.
    Source interpretations.
    Research into the history of Kimberley.
    Research the history of your local area or your family.
    Ask your son/daughter about the skills needed to be a good historian.
    Check homework is completed on time.

The Romans

Students will spend 10 lessons studying the Romans and Roman Britain. This will include: using evidence to form a judgement. The Roman Empire.Gladiators. What the Romans achieved in Britain (group work project). The Roman Army. The fall of Rome and the Dark Ages.

    You can expect your son/daughter to be given 2-3 pieces of homework for this unit of work. This may include:

    A letter home from a Roman gladiator.
    The most important aspect of Roman Britain.
    What does a Roman soldier look like?
    Research the Romans.
    Encourage reading for pleasure about the Romans (the school LRC has loads of books).
    Check homework is completed on time.

Conquest!

Students will spend around 10 lessons studying the Norman Conquest of England. This will include:

The contenders for the throne on 1066.
The Battle of Stamford
Bridge.
The Battle of Hastings.
The Bayeux Tapestry.
Why did William win?

    You can expect your son/daughter to be given 2-3 pieces of homework for this unit of work. This may include:

    Who should be king?
    Cause and consequence skills.
    Drafting an assessment.
    The Feudal System.
    The use of castles.
    Research the Norman Conquest.Research the Bayeux tapestry and its meaning (www.bayeuxtapestry.org.uk). Discussing with your child why William won the Battle of Hastings as this will help prepare for their assessment (they will have factors written in their book).

Medieval Power;
Becket and King John

Students will spend around 6 lessons studying medieval power. This will include:Murder in the Cathedral: the death of Thomas Becket.King John: good or bad king?The 'phony king' of England: how does Disney's Robin Hood portray King John?

    You can expect your son/daughter to be given 2 pieces of homework for this unit of work. This may include:Why did Henry II and Thomas Becket quarrel? (Written work.)King John's life and achievements
    Research the death of Thomas Becket, the life of Henry II and the relationship between the church and the crown in medieval England.Discuss the relevance of the monarchy and the church today.There is an excellent YouTube clip: search Medieval Realms Magna Carta.

Disease, Death and Revolt

Students will spend around 5 lessons studying disease, death and revolt in medieval England. This will include:The Black Death.The Peasant's Revolt.

    ou can expect your son/daughter to be given 1 piece of homework for this unit of work:

    The Black Death Hits Kimberley! : News Article
    Discussing the impact of the Black Death on England.Encourage your son/daughter to think about the reasons why the peasants were unhappy in 1381Researching the Poll Tax Riot of 1990 (you might even be able to remember something about it) and how this is similar to the Peasant's Revolt.Setting targets for Year 8 by looking at the assessment log in the front of your child's History book.

The Tudors and Henry III

Students will study aspects of the following:
The young Henry
Henry VIII and the break with Rome(assessment)
What factors brought about this decision?

    Homework may include:
    Pen portrait of
    Henry VIII.
    Planning for an assessment.
    Research into the life of Henry VIII There are lots of You Tube clips e.g 'Horrible Histories.'

Study Guides, Resources & Extra Support

    I Am Learning: KS3 History (smartphone/tablet app) (£1.49) Collins KS3 History Revision (£8.00)
    Homework drop-ins on Monday and Tuesday lunchtimes in H4.

Year 8

Content

Homework

Parent / Carer Support

Protestantism vs Catholicism

Students will study the following:
The difference between Protestant and Catholic churches.
Edward the boy king.
How bloody was Bloody Mary?
Elizabeth and her legacy.

    Homework will include:
    Personal investigation of churches today.
    The use of nursery rhymes in history.
    The role of women in history.
    Visits to local churches.
    You Tube clips (Horrible Histories).
    Family history of nursery rhymes/sayings.

The Stuarts

Students will study the following:
James I and the Divine Rights.
The Gunpowder Plot (peer assessment).

    Homework will include:
    The use of newspapers in history.
    Writing a newspaper article from the past.
    Sharing the tradition of Bonfire Night and its historical importance.
    Encouraging the use of newspapers to study events.

The English Civil War

Students will study the following:

Causes of the Civil War.
Civil War battles.
Families at war (assessment).
Trial and execution of Charles I.

    Homework will include:

    Research into the causes of the Civil War.
    Imaginative work on families at war.
    Preparation to take part in a mock trial.
    Visit Civil War sites e.g. the Battle of Bosworth, Leicestershire. Research into how the Civil War affected the local area e.g the raising of the standard at Nottingham Castle.

Why and how did London change?

Pupils will study the following:
England without a King.
Cromwell, hero or villain?
Charles II, the Merry Monarch.
The Great Plague.
The Great Fire of London (assessment).

    Homework will include:

    Imaginative work e.g. letter or diary from someone living in London at the time.
    Use of drawings/ paintings in history
    Visit to Eyam, the plague village.Christmas traditions and their historical importance.

Black Peoples of America

Pupils will study the following: what was it like to be a slave. The Triangular Trade. Life on a Plantation (assessment). Abolition of slavery. Civil Rights in America e.g. Martin Luther King and Malcolm X. Modern day civil rights.

    Homework will include: an extended project on a slave diary.Abolition posters and designing a T shirt.
    Use of films/DVDs e.g. Roots, Amistad, Twelve Years a Slave.Research into the struggle for emancipation.�Visit to Liverpool and the Slave Museum.

The Industrial Revolution

Students will study:Comparison of Britain from 1750 to 1880 The transport revolution. What was the impact of the Industrial Revolution? Child labour and factory life. Take part in a role play in a factory inspection. Assessment on factory conditions. The Luddites.

    Comparison of sources 1750 and 1850.
    Research life in a typical industrial town.
    To learn the role of a character for a factory tribunal.
    Plan for an assessment.
    Visits to Southwell Workhouse, Wollaton Park Industrial Museum, Papplewick Pumping Station Research family background at the time of the Industrial Revolution. Use of films/DVDs, e.g. Oliver Twist.

Study Guides, Resources & Extra Support

    I Am Learning: KS3 History (smartphone/tablet app) (1.49) Collins KS3 History Revision (8.00)
    Homework drop-in during Monday lunchtimes in H4.

Year 9

Content

Homework

Parent / Carer Support

The Industrial Revolution

Students will study:Comparison of Britain from 1750 to 1880. The transport revolution. What was the impact of the Industrial Revolution?Child labour and factory life. Take part in a role play in a factory inspection Assessment on factory conditions. The Luddites.

    Comparison of sources 1750 and 1850.
    Research life in a typical industrial town.
    To learn the role of a character for a factory tribunal.
    Plan for an assessment.
    Visits to Southwell Workhouse, Wollaton Park Industrial Museum, Papplewick Pumping Station. Research family background at the time of the Industrial Revolution. Use of films/DVDse.g. Oliver

The 20th Century (Suffragettes)

Students will study:Introduction to the 20th Century. The role of women. Votes for women and the Suffragettes: Emily Davison and Derby Day 1913.

    A poster which shows one side of the argument.Write a letter from the time.
    Family history on the female side. Films/DVDs e.g. recent film Suffragette. The use of protest in history.

The First World War

Students will study: causes of the war. Recruitment. Life in the trenches (assessment). Life back home.

    Recruitment posters.Soldiers' diaries and letters.The writing of a poem or song. Visit to a war memorial.
    Family history and involvement in the war.Visit war memorials in the local area.Visit battlefields in France.Films, theatre, e.g. Warhorse, All Quiet on the Western Front, Blackadder.

The Rise
of Hitler

Students will study:the Peace Settlement. Germany after the war. The rise of Hitler and the Nazi Party. How did Hitler get into power?

    Newspaper report on the Treaty of Versailles. Research into the background of Adolf Hitler. Use of posters as propaganda.
    Family history. Use of films, documentaries e.g. Rise of Evil. Visit Eden Camp, Malton, Imperial War Museum.

Life in Nazi Germany
and the Holocaust

Students will study:What was it like to live in Nazi Germany?Education and young people Terror and fear in Nazi Germany. The Holocaust- how did it happen?(assessment). Why do we study the Holocaust?

    Comparison of your life with a young person in Nazi Germany.Holocaust accounts from survivors.Research the Holocaust and work on a diary.
    Family history during the Second World War. Visit Beth Shalom Holocaust Centre in Newark. Films, books e.g. The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, The Diary of Anne Frank.

Public Health in the 19th Century

Students will study:Public health at the time of the Industrial Revolution. Problems e.g. the Cholera epidemic. Work of individuals eg Edwin Chadwick, Dr Snow. The role of the government in people's health The NHS and the Welfare State.

    Learning skills needed for paper 2 at GCSE. Analysis of sources from the time.Research the work of an individual.
    Research the local area in the 19th Century e.g. back to back housing.
    Visit Thackery�s Medical Museum in Leeds.
    Family history and
    the NHS.

Study Guides, Resources & Extra Support

    I Am Learning: KS3 History (smartphone/tablet app) Collins KS3 History Revision.
    Homework drop-in during Monday lunchtimes in H4.

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