The King's School Grantham

Isaac Newton's School

    Year 8 History Curriculum

    Key topics to be taught this year: 1500-1900

    Autumn Term

    Topic

    Further details about the topic

    1

    The Religious Revolution 1533-1603

    Pupils will learn about the religious changes and their impact that occurred across Europe and in England.

    2

    The English Revolution 1603-1689 & Medicine Through Time

    Pupils will learn about the causes of the Civil War and its aftermath. Pupils will learn about the events of 1689 and the response of the Irish and Scottish people. Pupils will learn about the medical advancements that occur during this period.

    Spring Term

     

     

    1

    The French Revolution

    Pupils will learn about the causes, events and consequences of the French Revolution

    2

    Industrial Revolution

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

    Summer Term

     

     

    1

    Industrial Revolution & Medicine Through Time

    Pupils will learn about the changes in industry and agriculture which occurred between 1750 and 1900 and evaluate the impact of these changes.  Pupils will learn about the medical advancements that occur during this period.

    2

    The British Empire and Slave Trade

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

    Spring Term

     

     

    CAT 2

    Industrial Revolution

    Significance

    Summer Term

     

     

    CAT 3

    Medicine Through Time

    Similarities and Differences

    Main Resources:

    Resource

    Details

     

    Term

     

    Text books

     

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    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