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Year 7 History Curriculum

Key topics to be taught this year: The Romans, Medieval England and Elizabethan England

Autumn Term

Topic

Further details about the topic

1

What is History?

What did the Romans ever do for us?

Pupils will learn why it is important to study History

Pupils are introduced to the key skills needed to be a successful historian

Pupils will evaluate the impact the Romans had on Britain and Lincoln.

2

Why did Muslims call the Franks “coarse, dull and rude?”

Did Medieval Kings hold all the power?

 

Pupils will investigate the Islamic Empire

Pupils learn about the different methods of control that were used by medieval monarchs.  Pupils will evaluate how successful the medieval monarchs were

Spring Term

 

 

1

Why did Charles I lose both his Kingdom and his head?

Why did a Norman duke become King of England in 1066?

Pupils learn about the different methods of control that were used by medieval monarchs.  Pupils will evaluate how successful the medieval monarchs were

Pupils learn about who were the different contenders for the throne in 1066 and why William of Normandy won the Battle of Hastings

2

What should everyone know about the crusades?

Who was the greatest warrior of the Crusades?

Why has the Battle of Agincourt been remembered differently in France?

Pupils will learn why the crusades occurred and the main events of this period.

Pupils will evaluate whether Saladin or Richard I was the greatest warrior of the Crusades

Pupils will understand the different interpretations of Agincourt

Summer Term

 

 

1

Was life always difficult for people in England in the Middle Ages?

 

Pupils will learn about medieval life in the towns and countryside including living conditions and the impact of the Black Death.

2

To what extent was the Black Death a disaster?

Were the revolting peasants heroes or villains in 1381?

Pupils will learn about medieval life in the towns and countryside including living conditions and the impact of the Black Death.

Pupils will investigate the different interpretations of the peasants’ revolt.

Assessments:

Autumn Term

Topic

Type of Assessment

CAT 1

Empires and Medieval Kings

Factual recall and extended writing

Summer Term

 

 

CAT 2

All topics studied in Year 7

Factual recall and extended writing

Main Resources:

Resource

Details

Term

Text books

N/A

N/A

Recommended reading

The Time Traveller’s Guide to Roman London

Horrible Histories: The Rotten Romans

The Time Traveller’s Guide to Medieval London

Horrible Histories: Measly Middle Ages

Term 1

Term 1

All

All

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

 

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