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History

Them and Us – a Developmental Study into power and people in Britain over two millennia.

7
Autumn Term Second Half 3 lessons per week = 18 lessons

Key Learning Objectives All Students to gain an understanding of how Britain has been ruled at various stages of history. Students to identify differences between the time periods and describe them. (L3) Most Students to gain an understanding of how Britain has been ruled at various stages of history. Students to identify differences between the time periods and describe them. Students to give reasons explaining the differences and begin to account for why attitudes towards power have changed over time. (L4) Some Students to gain an understanding of how Britain has been ruled at various stages of history. Students to identify differences between the time periods and describe them. Students to give reasons explaining the differences and begin to account for why attitudes towards power have changed over time. Students to begin to make historical conclusions about power relationships across different time periods and make links between them. (L5+)

Unit Overview Unit Focus: How has Britain been ruled for the past 1000 years? Key questions (3): 1. “How did a foreign power invade and rule this island?” 2 wks/6 lsns 2. “How and why did parliament grow in power?” 2 wks/6 lsns 3. “How have the rulers resisted calls for democracy?” 2 wks/6 lsns Key concepts and terms that appear: 1. Where did the rulers come from and how did they get power – Briton, Roman, Saxon, Viking, Norman, English, Tudor, Stuart, Hanover - Tribal Kings, Feudalism, Absolutism & Divine Right, Parliamentary Accession, Popular Consent – invasion, occupation 2. How did they give maintain control – military – castle-building; financial – taxation 3. How have the people tried to regain power – Peasants Revolt, Levellers, Ludd/Swing, Chartists, Suffragettes Unit Assessment Method Resources 1. Baseline Test at beginning of Y7 “Invasion, Plague and Murder” (Wilkes) 2. End of unit test – source analysis and • Chapter 1 “Who will be king?” pp10-19 knowledge recall / essay writing • Chapter 2 – “How did William control England?” pp 22-33 “Invasion, Plague and Murder” (Wilkes) • Chapter 6 – “Were all Medieval Monarchs

Cross Curricular Opportunities ICT Reading Writing Numeracy Speaking and Listening Lit

WRL / Enterprise Taxation and national spending – Domesday Book contracted unit PHSEE

VAK

Citizenship Government and politics Democracy Active citizenship The franchise and the vote Relationships with authority

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