Curriculum Overview – Humanities
What is History? What was Britain like before 1066? Baseline Assessment. Chronological time line
Defending and Attacking
Castles, Battle of Hastings, the Norman Conquest, Henry11 and the Peasant’s Revolt.
Visit to Chirk Castle
Changing lives in England 1066-1509
1066-1509 Changing lives of people in England Life in the towns and villages, Feudalism, Black Death.
Visit to Eyam
Development of Power 1500-1750
How the power of the church, monarchy and parliament changed 1500-1750 . The Tudors.
Visit to Little Moreton Hall
Changing lives in England 1500-1750
Life in towns and villages, The Great Plague and the Fire of London.
Geographical Locational and Place Knowledge
Focus on Africa, Russia ,Asia and the Middle East . Students use maps to find and name countries and capital cities. Compare the features of different countries on the continent.
U.N.E.S.C.O World heritage sites
Visit to Saltaire Village
Slavery and Abolition.
African society before the slave trade, the development of the trade, life for slaves and the Abolition Movement.
What did the Industrial Revolution do for us in the North West. Local Study.
Life in Industrialised towns Life in Factories
Did the Industrial Revolution benefit the people of Manchester
Visit Styal Mill
Human and Physical Geography
Weather and climate, natural disasters, fault lines earthquakes, hurricanes, volcanoes, tsunamis .Change in climate from ice age to present day, erosion, rocks, hydrology and coasts, population and urbanisation.
Visit Castleton Blue John Mines
Civil Right’s Movement. How have people campaigned for equal rights? Civil Rights Movement USA, Nelson Mandela. Rosa Parks
Enquiry. Did racial prejudice in the USA end with the abolition of slavery?
World War One and World War Two.
This unit will look in depth at the two World Wars. Battles, animals, trench warfare, World War 1 Christmas truce, evacuation, rationing and land girls
Local Study : Chapel Street Altrincham
Enquiry Presentation on Trench Life
Holocaust and Genocide.
What caused the Holocaust, how it developed, genocide after 1945 Cambodia and Rwanda.
Visit to Imperial War Museum, Dunham Massey War hospital, Edan Camp
Geographical Skills and Fieldwork
Ordinance survey maps 4 and 6 grid references, map scale, symbols and compass points. Visit Sale Water Park