The King's School Grantham

Isaac Newton's School

    Year 8 History Curriculum

    Key topics to be taught this year: 1600-1900

    Autumn Term

    Topic

    Further details about the topic

    1

    The English Civil War

    Pupils will learn about the causes of the Civil War and its aftermath

    2

    The Glorious Revolution and Its Aftermath

    Pupils will learn about the events of 1689 and the response of the Irish and Scottish people

    Spring Term

     

     

    1

    Industrial Changes: Action and Reaction

    Pupils will learn about the changes in industry and agriculture which occurred between 1750 and 1900 and evaluate the impact of these changes

    2

    Industrial Revolution 

    Pupils will learn about the occupations in the 19th Century which were defined as middle class. They will also look at living conditions

    Summer Term

     

     

    1

    The British Empire

    Pupils will learn about why Britain had an empire and will evaluate its impact

    2

    The Slave Trade 

    Pupils will learn about the reasons for the slave trade and why it was abolished 

    Assessments:

    Autumn Term

    Topic

    Type of Assessment

    CAT 1

    Why did the Civil War break out?

    Causation essay under timed conditions

    Spring Term

     

     

    CAT 2

    Agricultural Revolution

    Evaluation essay 

    Summer Term

     

     

    CAT 3

    Industrial Revolution

    Causation essay

    Main Resources:

    Resource

    Details 

    Term 

    Text books

    N/A

    N/A

    Recommended reading

    Cavaliers and Roundheads by Simon Adams

    Horrible Histories: Slimy Stuarts

    The Time Traveller’s Guide to Victorian London

    Horrible Histories: The Vile Victorians

    Term 1

    Term 1

    Term 4

    Term 4

    Recommended websites

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/forkids/

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/websites/11_16/site/history.shtml

    http://www.kidspast.com

     

    Equipment

    Writing pen, crayons, glue, ruler and pencil

    All