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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.
Topics:
– What is History?
– Growth of Roman Empire
– Medieval Britain
– Local History: Saltburn
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:
– Tudor and Stuart England
– Black peoples of the Americas
– Britain 1500 to 1750
– Britain 1750 – 1900 (Part 1)
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:
– Britain 1750 – 1900 (Part 2)
– Twentieth Century World History
– (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 (new spec to be first examined summer 2018)
Aims:
To stimulate interest in and enthusiasm for the study of the past, promoting acquisition of knowledge and understanding oh human activity and linkinh 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…
Conflict in Korea
Escalation of conflict in Vietnam
The ending of conflict in Vietnam
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 (new spec to be first examined summer 2018)
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 Northern 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 on the History curriculum please contact Miss Mohon.