History

Mrs C Parry

Mrs C Watkins (Curriculum Lead for History)

 

Subject Overview

 

KEY STAGE 3 LEARNING GRID

Below is an overview of the skills and topics you will be studying during your time at Savio Salesian College. Some, you may have already studied but some will be new.

 

Please make sure you look at the reading list below and try and read as many of the books as you can- your levels will shoot up!

 

Year

Skills

Topics

Recommended books

7

1.Historical Knowledge: this will assess your knowledge and understanding of history- for example, dates, facts, chronological order

 

2a.Change and Continuity: this will assess your understanding of how the past was different and how, in some cases, the changes that took place and how some changes remained the same

 

2b.Cause and Consequence: this assesses your understanding of why events happened and the results of these events

 

2c.Significance: this assesses your understanding of how and why events and people are important in the past

 

3. Source Skills: this assesses your understanding of sources and information. How do you interpret them? Can you work out what they tell you? Can you trust what they tell you?

 

4. Historical Interpretations: this assesses your understanding of different opinions and ideas about the past. It checks if you see how different people had different experiences of the same events.

 

5. Communication and Enquiry: this assesses your ability to communicate your knowledge and understanding, to carry out research and ask questions about past events. Also it will check your use of SPaGST.

 

 

ü  History in Primary school

History at Savio: the skills

ü  Who were the first Merseysiders?

ü  Middle Ages- 1066 and all that

ü  Church, State and Society in the Middle Ages (with a focus on Crime and Punishment)

ü  Challenges facing Medieval kings (Civil War, Murder and Rebellion)

ü  How did England change by 1509?

The Island at the End of Everything by Kiran Millwood Hargrave

Wolves of Willoughby Chase by Joan Aiken

The Seeing Stone by Kevin Crossley Holland

Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank

Across the Barricades by Joan Lingard

Tug of War by Catherine Forde

Eagle of the Ninth by Rosemary Sutcliffe

The Cay by Theodore Taylor

 

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8

ü  Henry VIII falls in love: all change- religious rollercoaster

ü  Elizabeth I – character, problems, challenges, Mary, Queen of Scots, Armada

ü  Problems facing the Stuarts (from James I to Charles II)

ü  Life during 17th century- Plague and Fire, Glorious Revolution

ü  Slavery

ü  Industrial Revolution

Animal Farm by George Orwell

Coram Boy by Jamila Gavin

The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle

How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff

I Am David by Anne Holm

The Dambusters by Paul Brickhill

Z for Zachariah by Robert O’Brien

 

 

9

ü  Life and challenges in 20th century Britain- Titanic, Suffragettes,

ü  WW1

ü  Germany 1918-39 (Life in Hitler’s Germany)

ü  WW2

ü  After WW2: NHS and Cold War

ü  Immigration, Multicultural Britain, 1950s -Noughties

Catch 22 by Joseph Heller

The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas

Empire of the Sun by JG Ballard

Remains of the Day  by Kazuo Ishiguro

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Burning Secret by Stefan Zweig

Year

Topics

Skills: Building upon those in KS3

Recommended books

10 and 11

PAPER 1: Option 10- Crime and punishment in Britain, c1000-present AND Whitechapel, c1870-c1900

 

Historical Knowledge: This is now called key features and contextual knowledge – what was going on at the time?

 

Source Skills: this assesses your understanding of sources and information. How do you interpret them? Can you work out what they tell you? Can you trust what they tell you? Now you analyse and make up your own questions!

 

Change and Continuity: this will assess your understanding of how the past was different and how, in some cases, the changes that took place and how some changes remained the same. you are now expected to analyse and evaluate

 

SPaGST: do this ACCURATELY

Rose Sees Red by Cecil Castellucci

 

A Separate Peace by John Knowles

 

All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque

 

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy by John Le Carre

 

Hitler’s Willing Executioners by Daniel Goldhagen

 

Birdsong by Sebastian Faulkes

 

The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins

 

A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson

 

Maus by Art Spiegelman

 

Two Brothers by Ben Elton

 

 

 

PAPER 2: PART A: Options 26/27- Superpower relations and the Cold War, 1941-1991

 

Cause and Consequence: you will just be asked about consequences!

 

Historical Knowledge: this is now called a narrative account- so you will need to know cause, event, consequence, change of an event

 

Significance: this assesses your understanding of how and why events and people are important in the past

PAPER 2: PART B: B4- Early Elizabethan England, 1558-88

 

 

Historical Knowledge: this is now called key features

 

Cause and Consequence: One question will ask about JUST consequences whilst another will expect both so analyse, evaluate and show ….significance

PAPER 3: Option 31- Weimar and Nazi Germany, 1918-1939

 

 

 

Source Skills: what is being inferred?

 

Cause and Consequence: One or the other!

 

Source Skills: this assesses your understanding of sources and information. How do you interpret them? Can you work out what they tell you? Can you trust what they tell you? Analyse and Evaluate

 

Historical Interpretations: this assesses your understanding of different opinions and ideas about the past. It checks if you see how different people had different experiences of the same events.

 

 

'History is who we are and why we are the way we are'

 

David McCullough