Year 7 History Curriculum
Key topics to be taught this year: The Romans, Medieval England and Elizabethan England
|Topic||Further details about the topic|
What stories can Pompeii tell us?
What was so remarkable about the Islamic Empire?
How far did the Norman Conquest change England?
Students learn about the work of modern historians and are introduced to historical sources.
Students learn about the Islamic Empire and are introduced to its historical significance.
Students learn about life in England before the Norman Conquest to prepare them for the next topic.
Students will learn about the Norman Conquest, causation and analyse the extent to which life changed and/or continued.
What should everyone know about the Crusades?
Medieval kingship and queenship
What does the life of Mansa Musa reveal about Medieval Mali?
Students will learn about the Crusades and analyse similarities and difference.
Students will explore the power of monarchs and build on their understanding of causation and significance.
Students will study the Medieval Empire of Mali, building on their understanding of its historical significance.
What reallred to Medieval people?
Consequences of the Black Death
European Reformation: What was Luther trying to achieve?
Students will learn about the lives of ordinary people by analysing similarity and difference.
Students will be introduced to the concept of consequence whilst examining the impacts of the Black Death in Britain and globally.
Students will learn about the reforms of Martin Luther and build on their understanding of causation and consequence.
|Topic||Type of Assessment|
|CAT 1||All topics studied at that Year 7||Factual recall, chronology, extended writing.|
|CAT 2||All topics studied in Year 7||Factual recall, chronology, extended writing.|
Pompeii by Mary Beard
Anglo-Saxons by Marc Morris
William I by Marc Morris
The Silk Roads by Peter Frankopan
The Arthur trilogy by Kevin Crossley-Holland
The Black Death by John Hatcher
|Activity or trip||Day and time or term|
Trip to Lincoln Castle and Cathedral