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Subject Leader – Miss Mohon (Humanities)

Year 7
Aims:
To help students develop a sense of identity through learning about the development of Britain, Europe and the world. To introduce students to what is involved in interpreting the past. The first topics are designed to build on work completed in Primary School.
Topics:
– What is History?
– Finding out about Britain before 1066 (including a study of Arbeia Roman Fort)
– Development of Church, state and society in Medieval Britain 1066-1509
– Local History: Saltburn
– Development of Church, state and society in Britain 1509-1745 – Part 1
Possible homework tasks:
Independent research, producing a newspaper article, extended writing, revision prior to assessments, model making—Arbeia/Motte & Bailey castle.

Year 8
Aims:
To help students develop a sense of identity through learning about the development of Britain, Europe and the world. To introduce students to what is involved in interpreting the past.
Topics:
– Development of Church, state and society in Britain 1509-1745 – Part 2 (including a study of Fountains Abbey)
– African Americans past and present
– Ideas, political power, industry and empire: Britain, 1745-1901
Possible homework tasks:
Independent research into a topic or event, produce newspaper reports, answer questions, extended pieces of writing, problem solving scenarios.

Year 9
Aims:
To help students develop a sense of identity through learning about the development of Britain, Europe and the world. To introduce students to what is involved in interpreting the past. In year 9 there is a focus on the ability to research questions and present information in a coherent form and the development of historical skills e.g. chronology, and detection of bias in sources.
Topics:
– Challenges for Britain, Europe and the wider world 1901 to the present day (including the Holocaust)
– Twentieth Century America – Presidents, policies and impacts on the Wider World
– (Begin GCSE Course)
Possible homework tasks:
Independent research into a topic or event, produce newspaper reports/cartoons/power points, answer questions, extended pieces of writing, analysis of source material, model making of a World War 1 trench.

Year 10 
Aims:
To stimulate interest in and enthusiasm for the study of the past, promoting acquisition of knowledge and understanding of human activity and linking it with the present. To develop essential study skills, e.g. the ability to use historical sources critically in context, recording significant information and reach conclusions and construct a logical argument.
Topics (hyperlinked to revision sites):
America 1920-1973 Opportunity and Inequality…
– The American people and the Boom
– America’s experiences of the Depression and New Deal
– Post-War America
Conflict and Tension in Asia 1950 – 1975… (students sitting exams in 2019 only)
– Conflict in Korea
– Escalation of conflict in Vietnam
– The ending of conflict in Vietnam
Conflict and Tension : The First World War, 1894 – 1918 (Students sitting exams from2020 onwards)
– Causes of the First World War
– First World War : Stalemate
– Ending the War
Possible homework tasks:
Independent research into a topic or event, source analysis, extended writing, practice exam questions, revision tasks. Resources advised—post it notes, highlighters, index cards.

Year 11
Aims:
To stimulate interest and enthusiasm for the study of the past, promoting acquisition of knowledge and understanding of human activity and linking it with the present. To develop essential study skills such as the ability to use historical sources critically in their context, recording significant information to reach conclusions and construct a logical argument.
Topics (hyperlinked to revision sites):
Britain: Health and the people: c.1000 to present day…
– Medicine stands still
– Beginnings of change
– A revolution in medicine
– Modern medicine
Medicine themed revision
Norman English c.1066 – 1100…
– Normal conquest and control
– Life under the Normans
– Norman church and monasticism
– Historic environment of Norman England
Possible homework tasks:
Independent research into a topic or event source analysis Extended writing, practice exam questions, revision tasks.
Resources advised—post it notes, highlighters, index cards.

For more information about this subject please contact Miss Mohon (Humanities Department Leader)