What is History – The Great Balloon Debate!
Romans – Did people love or hate the Roman Empire?
Normans – Castle Project
Dating Brave – Chronology of Scotland
The main skills sharpened this year are research skills and essay writing skills.
The main aim is to gain a chronological overview of Scotland through a period of 1000 years. Some topics will be in depth like the Roman topic, others topics will be looked at briefly to create a chronological framework. Pupils can then use this framework to pursue personalised research options.
Pupils will have a base-line assessment as they enter S1. We will then track their skills in handling:
- Primary & secondary sources
- Different types of evidence
In the Autumn term, we will help pupils improve their:
- Essay introductions and conclusions
- Balance and analysis
- Considering factors from different perspectives
In the Spring term, we will encourage pupils to demonstrate their research skills.
Recording & Reporting
Reporting to parents is in line with the school calendar of tracking, reporting and parent evenings.
Examples of Home Study tasks include:
Roman Army Recruitment Poster
Great Balloon Debate:
Choose a person of historical significance. You may bring in notes to explain why your chosen person is of historical significance.
Also revise ‘What is History’ skills for the base-line assessment
(AD/BC, converting dates to centuries, Primary/Secondary sources)
BBC Bitesize:Did the Romans conquer Scotland?