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Year 8

Year 8 Curriculum Plan – History

Curriculum Area: Humanities: History

National Curriculum 2018-19

Overview of Course Content

During Year 8 History lessons  the units of study will develop a student’s understanding of the following areas:

  • Empire & exploration
  • Development of the slave trade
  • Industrial Revolution – How Britain changed
  • Causes & events of WWI

 

Overview of course content

Overview of assessment

Autumn 1

Unit of Work

Life in the Seventeenth Century

Title: exam style question about crimes during the period.

 

Autumn 2

Unit of Work

Development of the slave trade

 

Title: What was it like to live as a slave?

 

Spring 1 and 2

Unit of Work:

Industrial Revolution – How Britain changed

 

 

Title: King Cholera – source based assessment

 

 

Why did crime change in the nineteenth century?

 

Summer 1 and 2

Unit of Work

Causes & events of WWI

 

Title: What was it like to fight in the trenches?