History - KS3

WHO’S WHO?

Progress Leader: Mr S Watkiss
Teaching Staff: Mr P McNicol, Mrs L Nixon, Mrs B Watson
Link Governor: Mrs G Sinnott

OUR AIMS

To develop Up Holland High School student’s broad overview of British history from c400 - present , Students at Up Holland will have a firm grasp on significant events and people and how towards the later part of the Early-modern period Britain’s role in the wider world. The skills that are imbedded within the content will help and enable the students grow as inquisitive critical thinkers. Homework will focus on supporting their understanding of historical language and researching people/events around the world at the same time of the unit being studied to give them a broader understanding of history.

YEAR 7



TERM
UNIT OF STUDY
KEY SKILLS / LEARNING
Autumn
Who ruled England c400-900AD?
The Norman Conquest
* Identifying/describing/explaining
* Analysis of evidence
* Making judgements
Spring
What was life like in Medieval England?
Power and Conflict in the Medieval Period
* Describing/explaining
* evaluating
* Outline narrative account
* Significance
* Source analysis
* Interpretations over time
Summer
Chaos and Conflict in the Medieval Period
Women that Shaped the World
* Describing/explaining/judgements
* Outline narrative
* Change and continuity
* Relative significance

YEAR 8



Autumn
Turmoil under the Tudors
* Describing/explaining
* Interpretations
* Change and continuity
* Significance
* Source analysis
Spring
What was life like in Stuart England?
The English Civil War
* Interpretation
* Source Analysis
* Research – local history
* Judgements
Summer
How did the Industrial Revolution change Britain?
Migration to Britain through time
* Change and continuity
* Outline narrative
* Source analysis
* Evaluating change over time

YEAR 9



Autumn
Britain's role in the slave trade
Britain's role in World War 1
* Source analysis and evaluation – accuracy and utility of evidence
* Research
* Interpretation
Spring
Significant events of World War 2
Post World War 2 Britain
The Holocaust
* Significance
* Interpretation
* Source analysis
* Research
Summer
USA – The Great Depression depth study
USA – Social change in America 1930-2000 breadth study
* Evaluating key changes
* Source analysis – focus on message and purpose of cartoons
* Research

ENRICHMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Year 9 trip to the International Slave trade museum Liverpool.

HOW TO SUPPORT YOUR CHILD'S LEARNING

Ask them what they think about specific events in history? Why was it important?
Encourage them to watch documentaries and read books on historical people or events that capture their interest and imagination.

WHERE TO GO:

Year 7 – Chester to explore Roman History, Castles in the North West such as Lancaster Castle and Clitheroe Castle. Conwy Castle is also a great example showing the power of the Norman and Plantagenet kings.
Year 8 – Speke Hall Liverpool designed in the Tudor style and Rufford Old Hall where a young William Shakespeare was rumoured to have performed. Quarry Bank Mill would be worth visiting to coincide with when we study the Industrial Revolution.
Year 9 – The Maritime Museum Liverpool/International War Museum Manchester.

WHAT TO WATCH:

Key Stage 3 - Horrible Histories the Movie / Cromwell / Gunpowder / Roots / 12 Years a Slave / Armistad/ Blackadder goes forth / The Trench / Passchendaele / 1917/ Testament of Youth/ Saving Private Ryan / Pearl Harbour / Battle of Britain / Dunkirk / The Pianist / Conspiracy / Schindler’s list.

WHAT TO READ:

Biographies about William the Conqueror, King John, Henry VIII, Elizabeth I, Cromwell, Martin Luther King, Malcolm X
Dan Jones: Crusaders
Ian Mortimer: The Time Traveller’s Guide to Medieval England/Elizabethan England
Slavery: 12 years a slave by Solomon Northup
WW1: They called it Passchendaele, War Horse, All quiet on the Western Front
Andrew Crozier: The Causes of the Second World War
USA in the 1930/40/50/60’s and Civil Rights: Of Mice and Men, Catcher in the Rye, The Feminine Mystique, To Kill a Mocking Bird, The Help, Malcolm X autobiography
The Holocaust: The diary of a Young Girl Anne Frank, The Book Thief, Hitler’s Willing Executioners: Ordinary Germans and the Holocaust by Daniel Jonah Goldhagen.

ONLINE:

English Heritage
History Learning Site
ClassZone
The Story of Mankind
BBC Bitesize History

FUTURE CAREERS:

GCSE History is a highly regarded as a strong academic qualification by employers and in further education. It gives students a wide range of transferable skills such as logical argument, research skills, analysis of data, problem solving, creative thinking and empathy. Some professions where these skills may apply include: Academic researcher/ Archaeologist/ Archivist/ Heritage manager/ Historic buildings inspector/conservation officer/ Museum education officer/ Museum or gallery curator/ Museum or gallery exhibitions officer/ Secondary school teacher/lecturer/ Police Officer/ Lawyer/ Writer/ Journalist/ Politician/ Historical advisor TV/Film/ Social Worker.