History – Key Stage 3

Year 7

Half TermTopics to be coveredKey skills covered
Autumn HT 1History Skills

1. Examining evidence/interpretations - What happened to Tutankhamun?
2. Terminology - What were the Ancient Olympic Games really like?
3. Chronology - Who were Romulus and Remus?
4. Evaluation - How efficient were Roman roads?
5. How do we measure time and past in Ancient History? (Terminology)
6. Who was the Greatest Military Leader of the Ancient World?
1. Evidence analysis
2. Evaluate interpretations
3. Understand key terms
4. Chronology
5. Literacy
Autumn HT 2Norman Conquest

1. Why was there a challenge for the thrown?
2. What was the conflict like at Hastings and Stanford Bridge?
3. How did the West Midlands feel about William I?
4. How did William I try to bring peace to England?
5. How did William control England through the feudal system?
6. How effective were castles in helping William I?
1. Cause and consequence
2. Evidence
3. Interpretation
4. Literacy
5. Chronology
Spring HT 1Crusades

1. Causes of Crusades
2. First and second Crusade
3. Richard the lionheart
4. Childrens crusades
1. Causation - How and why events take place in History
2. Source analysis – extracting information and interpreting historical sources
3. Interpretation - Forming judgements about particular historical events
4. Identifying weaknesses and strengths in different types of sources
5. Supporting points with a precise range of evidence/examples
Spring HT 2Tudors

1. Wars of the roses
2. Princes in the tower
3. Henry’s problems
4. Edward Vs Lady Jane Grey
5. How Bloody was Mary
6. Elizabeth
7. Tudor foods
8. Tudor Crime
1. Causation - How and why events take place in History
2. Source analysis – extracting information and interpreting historical sources
3. Interpretation - Forming judgements about particular historical events
4. Identifying weaknesses and strengths in different types of sources
5. Supporting points with a precise range of evidence/examples
Summer HT 1English Civil War

1. What was it?
2. Why did it start?
3. What did it look like?
4. How was Birmingham effected?
5. Who won the war?
6. Was Charles guilty of treason?
7. How did people react to the execution?
8. Did this solve the power struggle?
1. Causation - How and why events take place in History
2. Source analysis – extracting information and interpreting historical sources
3. Interpretation - Forming judgements about particular historical events
4. Identifying weaknesses and strengths in different types of sources
5. Supporting points with a precise range of evidence/examples
Summer HT 2The Stuarts

1. Personality of James I
2. Gunpowder Plot
3. Was the plot a conspiracy?
1. Causation - How and why events take place in History
2. Source analysis – extracting information and interpreting historical sources
3. Interpretation - Forming judgements about particular historical events
4. Identifying weaknesses and strengths in different types of sources
5. Supporting points with a precise range of evidence/examples