KS3 History

Year Group Topic Title Summary
 

Y7

What is history? Transition An exciting introduction into the world of historical skills and features – looking at events, people and changes through anachronisms, archaeology and evidence.
 

Y7

Crime through time

 

One factor that has been present in every era of our history is crime. This topic investigates the crimes and punishments of our past.
Y7 WWI Linking to Remembrance Day, here students learn about conscription, boy soldiers, PALS and the infamous Christmas day truce. This interesting topic allows students to understand the local impacts of war.
 

Y7

The American plains Cowboys and buffalo – how did America’s Plains develop and change due to native American settlers. Students use a range of skills to investigate this new topic to our curriculum.
 

Y7

A Child’s experience of War – WWII War affects children on all sides. During this half term, students will develop an understanding of how WWII affected the children of England, of Jewish families and those in Germany being given a Nazi education. This powerful topic allows students to empathise and understand using media,
 

Y7

The Industrial revolution In only 100 years the jobs and landscape of the UK changed dramatically. This topic looks at these changes from 1800 – 1900: how steam, factories and large scale manufacturing changed our country forever.
 

Y7

1066 A fascinating topic that influenced the UK today. In this topic students will investigate ‘Why did William win’? through enquiry and source interpretation.
Y8 A history of Rotherham An investigation into the history that surrounds us in the local environment. We study Wentworth Woodhouse and other local sites.
Y8 Making the UK An exciting look into the creation of our United Kingdom. From William Wallace to Robin Hood students delve into the past of our great nation.
Y8 Empire The British empire was one of the largest expansions of a nation ever seen. Students will look at the positives and negatives and the impacts it had then and now.
Y8 Slavery The trade triangle, slave auctions and plantation life are all parts of this interesting and upsetting part of history which students study towards the end of Y8.
Y8 Riot and rebellion Protests are now a common event. This topic looks at the rise of these, including key examples such as the Peterloo Massacre and the Cato street conspiracy.
Y8 Suffragettes A fascinating look into the role women played previous to, during and after WW1, including the right to vote.
Teenager Rampage – Transition The ‘teenager’ is a recent phenomenon. During this topic students understand how punk, rave, ‘mods’ and rockers all contributed to this this
Y8 My Boy Jack Life in the trenches is notoriously tough, through letters and other media sources, students investigate and empathise with those involved in trench warfare.