Why is History important?
History is important because it helps pupils to understand and interpret the past, and therefore, the present.
Through history, pupils develop a deeper cross-cultural awareness and understanding of their own and others’ heritage, through looking at evidence and asking and answering questions.
In history, we can analyse successes and failures, which, in turn, teaches us to learn from our mistakes.
When is History taught?
History is taught through thematic units. The Satellite View maps out which thematic units feature this subject and clearly shows the objectives taught.
How is History taught?
History is taught through a combination of subject knowledge, historical skills, enquiry and fieldwork. Learning takes place both inside and outside the classroom.
What do we learn about in History?
We learn about the following:-
The Ancient Greeks
Roman Empire and Invasions
Apartheid / Anti-Semitism
Discovery of America / Native Americans
Famous historical figures
Inventors e.g. Thomas Edison
Technology e.g. the Internet and World Wide Web
Significant local history figures / events
Who do we learn about in History?
We learn about the following individuals:-
Queen Elizabeth II
Roman Emperors and rulers
Various World Leaders
John Logie Baird
How do we assess and monitor History?
Weekly Knowledge Wheel Questions
Pupil ‘Book Studies’
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