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KS3 Humanities

At Key Stage 3 groups will be following an internal programme which follows the National Curriculum from History, Geography and Religious Studies.

Intent

Our aim in Humanities is to provide and encourage students with an understanding of our past, to ensure that they can access our world current affairs today. Students are encouraged to discuss different beliefs and practices within the world faiths and to develop a broad knowledge of history in the past, geographical places around the world and to evaluate beliefs and practices as a key skill. This is achieved in lessons via guided tasks, questions and activities, audio visual aids and most recently with online learning. Students are taught using a wide variety of texts and teaching methods and there is an emphasis on current events to help relate Humanities to the present day.

Throughout KS3, students are encouraged to be independent in their learning and to take pride in their work. We pride ourselves on engagement with students and will always offer a friendly and supportive environment in the classroom.

Below is a guide to show what your child will be studying during KS3. The topics role over a three-year period and is designed to link with cross curricular topics and current events from other subjects such as English, Science and PSHE. This will in turn engage students with an understanding of the world around them, to raise awareness of issues affecting our world and to lay a solid foundation for further study at KS4 through a GCSE pathway.

Larches High School: Curriculum Planning 2022 / 23

Subject:       Humanities                                                                                                                     Year Group: KS3

Autumn Term 1 Autumn Term 2 Spring Term 1 Spring Term 2 Summer Term 1 Summer Term 2
Topics to be covered Countries Around The World:

  • Continents
  • Cities
  • Food
  • Language and Nationalities
  • Culture
Italy:

  • Introduction and facts about the country.
  • Cities of Italy.
  • Mountains, Rivers and Lakes.
  • Italy and Volcanoes.
  • Italian Food and Cuisine.

Kenya

  • Kenya as a developing country.
  • Kenya Development.
  • Facts about Kenya.
  • Kenya Maasai – Mara – Tourist – Development
  • Kenya and Tourism
Witch Craft:

16th and 17th Century

  • Witch Craft and Magic
  • How to spot and kill a witch
  • Powers and spells
  • Good and Evil
  • Values and Beliefs
  • Rights and Responsibilities
  • Beliefs, Myths, Legends and Values.

Linked to previous topics:

The Romans

  • Roman Gods
  • Afterlife

Ancient Egyptians

  • Egyptian Gods, Myths and Legends
  • Pyramids and Mummies, Pharaohs
  • Afterlife

 

Modern Times

  • Ghost, Spirits, Religion, Myths, Stories, magic and voodoo, Good and Evil, etc
Witch Craft:

Modern Times

  • Ghost, Spirits, Religion, Myths, Stories, magic and voodoo, Good and Evil, etc
History:

Napolean and The Napoleonic Wars.

  • Battle of Trafalgar
  • And The British.
  • Battle of Waterloo.

 

The British Empire:

  • 1600’s to 1900’s.
  • The expansion of the British Empire motivated by trade.
  • Britain and America.
  • British Colonies
  • Thirteen Colonies rebelled against Britain.

The Americas won independence 1783.

The Industrial Revolution

  • Comparing Britain 1750-1900
  • Causes of the Industrial Revolution
  • Factory conditions and their impact on children
  • Inventions of the Industrial Revolution
  • The development of transportation
  • Case study: Manchester in the 1850s
  • Local History study: Richard Arkwright and Preston’s role in the Industrial Revolution
Knowledge / Skills to be developed and enhanced
Tier 2 vocabulary to be taught Compare

Evaluate

Discuss

Explain

Name

Develop

Summarise

Describe

Define

Estimate

Link

Compare

Evaluate

Discuss

Explain

Name

Develop

Summarise

Describe

Define

Estimate

Link

Tier 3 vocabulary to be taught Industrialisation

Renaissance

Traditions

Division

Tourism

Landmarks

Regionalised

Cuisine

Climate

Economy

 

Witchcraft

Superstitious

Accusation

Familiars

Persecution

Cursing

Torture

Reformation

Religious Pluralism

Confession

CEIAG links / Gatsby benchmarks

 

Historians

Geologists

Museum Work

Travel Industry

Languages

Interpreter

Weather – Science

Italy: Links to previous History lessons with ‘The Romans and Latin phrases’.

Kenya historical links to tribes and how the differences between a developed and developing country.

 

Links to Historians, Museum Works, and Travel Industry, Modern and Historical languages.

Linked to:

History:

  • Values and Beliefs, Myths and Legends
  • Romans
  • Ancient Greece
  • Ancient Egypt
  • Medieval Times, Kings and Queens
  • Latin

RE:

  • Values and Beliefs
  • Good and Evil, Spirits, heaven and hell, the devil, witches, god, angels, miracles and magic.
  • Teachings and Sources
  •  Practices and ways of life

Identity, diversity and belonging

 

Geography:

  • Rights and Responsibilities
  • Identities and diversity through the time periods
  • Locations and timelines
  • Physical and human processes through time
  • Places, locations and travel
  • Cultural understanding and diversity

 

English:

  • Development of Literature and language: Latin, Hieroglyphs from Ancient Egypt, words and numbers from The Romans,
  • Spells and potions- words and phrases.
  • Macbeth and the Witches
  • Descriptions and definitions with key words
Linked to:

History:

  • Values and Beliefs, Myths and Legends
  • Romans
  • Ancient Greece
  • Ancient Egypt
  • Medieval Times, Kings and Queens
  • Latin

RE:

  • Values and Beliefs
  • Good and Evil, Spirits, heaven and hell, the devil, witches, god, angels, miracles and magic.
  • Teachings and Sources
  •  Practices and ways of life
  • Identity, diversity and belonging

 

Geography:

  • Rights and Responsibilities
  • Identities and diversity through the time periods
  • Locations and timelines
  • Physical and human processes through time
  • Places, locations and travel
  • Cultural understanding and diversity

 

English:

  • Development of Literature and language: Latin, Hieroglyphs from Ancient Egypt, words and numbers from The Romans,
  • Spells and potions- words and phrases.
  • Macbeth and the Witches
  • Descriptions and definitions with key words

 

How Learning will take place / pedagogy

 

 

How Learning will be assessed

Ongoing throughout the academic year through written and verbally assessments. Peer assessments to take place where appropriate.

 

Literacy and Numeracy Statement of Intent

 

 

SMSC Statement

Promotion of British Values within world values and equality and diversity.

Pupils ideas and opinions are valued.

 

 

Evaluation at end of academic year

Ongoing throughout the academic year through written and verbally assessments. Peer assessments to take place where appropriate.

 

Outcomes

Humanities provides pupils with a good knowledge and an understanding of Humanity and that if we do not learn about the atrocities of the past, this will undoubtedly affect our future.

Humanities in Larches High School tries to ensure that pupils have an understanding to appreciate other people and show that they can be a good citizen within the community. Our curriculum clearly embeds pupils with good morals and equips them with the knowledge of a level of how our society has changed over time which links pupils’ knowledge to British Values and of cultural capital.

 

GCSE History

The GCSE History course is studied at KS4, it is aligned to the Pearson Edexcel examination board. We have created a scheme of work, that links in with both the National Curriculum for History and with the Pearson Edexcel specification. There is a particular emphasis upon British History, so our pupils know the British Values of democracy: the rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect for and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs and for those without faith. This is embedded within lessons, to ensure pupils grow to become good citizens of our world, who have learnt to look after humanity, by looking at past events and understanding the cause and consequences of particular parts of History.

 

GCSE History Autumn Term 1 Autumn Term 2 Spring Term 1 Spring Term 2 Summer Term 1 Summer Term 2
 

 

Year 10

c1700–present: Medicine in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Britain.

 

 

Early Elizabethan England, 1558-88.

 

Challenges to Elizabeth at home and abroad, 1569-88.

 

Elizabeth society in the Age of Exploration, 1558-88.

and

The American West c1835–c1895

 

The early settlement of the West, c1835–c1862

and

Development of the plains, c1862–c1876

 

Development of the plains, c1862–c1876

 

 

 

 

Year 11

Conflicts and conquest, c1876–c1895

The Weimar Republic 1918-29

 

Hitler’s rise to power, 1919–33

and

Nazi control and dictatorship, 1933–39

 

Nazi control and dictatorship, 1933–39

and

Life in Nazi Germany, 1933–39

 

Life in Nazi Germany, 1933–39

 

Revision/Reflection Programme GCSE Exams