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Key Stage 3 History

Year 7

Autumn Term

What is History?

1.Chronology / Anachronisms / Archaeology

Norman England

2. Why did the Normans invade England?

3. How did William I control England?

4. Why were castles built in medieval England?

Spring Term

Medieval world

1. The significance of the Silk Road Crusades

2. Why did Europeans travel to the “Holy Land”?

3. What was the importance of the Crusades?

Summer Term

Tudors

1. How did the Tudors change religion in England?

2. How diverse was Tudor England? Who were the Black Tudors and what role did they play in Tudor society?

Empire

3. How, why, where and with what effects did the British Empire begin to grow?

Year 8

Autumn Term

Empire

1. How did the British Empire develop in the c17-19?

2. What impact did the Empire have on countries and peoples which were colonised?

3. How should the Empire be remembered?

Civil Rights in Britain

4. How did British society develop in the c19/20?

5. How and how far were equal Civil Rights established across British society as it developed in the c19/20?

Spring Term

20th Century World

1. The First World War – Why was it fought? How was it fought? Who was it fought by? Why was Germany defeated?

2. The Treaty of Versailles and the rise of the dictators

Summer Term

20th Century World

1. The Second World War - Why was it fought? How was it fought? Who was it fought by? Why was Germany and its allies defeated?

2. How did life change for Jewish people living in Europe 1919-1945?

3. How did Britain change in the aftermath of the Second World War?