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Form 1 - Key Stage 3 Year 7




Term Plans (2017-2018)

Term 2



Weeks 1 – 6
Return and discuss exam papers
Who were the Aztecs?
Origins and location of the Aztecs
Political and social structure of Aztecs civilization

Weeks 7 - 9
Economic Organization
Social Life and Religion
Achievements

Weeks 10 -12
Why did the Aztecs eventually collapse?
How did it collapse?

Term 1



Weeks 1-6:-

  • What is History? ,
  • Why do we study History?
  • Background to Caribbean history
  • Who were the Maya? Students will find out for themselves possible reasons why the maya were such a significant society, worth studying in school
  • Origins and Location
  • Political Structure
  • Economic Organization
  • Social Life and Religion
  • Achievements
  • Why did this culture eventually collapse?


Weeks 7-10:-

  • Origins of the Aztec
  • The City of Tenochtitlan
  • Aztec Religion and'Warrior Culture
  • Aztec Social Classes and Daily Life
  • Aztec economic organization and structure
  • Achlevements


Weeks 11-12:-

  • Introduction to the Inca
  • Origins of the Inca
  • Incan Agriculture and Food
  • Incan Social Structure
  • Incan Roads and Bridges


Week 13-14

  • End of Term exams & Revision





Term Plans (2016-2017)


Term 3




Weeks 1-3:-



• History project"who is my history hero". With this students will be encouraged to employ the research and analytical methods oft he subject and draw logical conclusions while also working on their presentation skills.(these will be presented in weeks 3 and 4)

• The Kalinago:context and historical significance.Origins and location.

• Political systems and leadership roles of the Kalinago.

• Economic patterns:levels of self-sufficiency,acquisition of surplus.

• Indigenous beliefs, culture, technology and advancements.

• QuizontheKalinago



Week 4:-



• A comparison of all previous pre-Columbian groups studied.

" Students will be encouraged to identify the major similarities and differences between the five groups with an emphasis placed on WHY they achieved varying levels of advancements for example geographical locations or political systems".



Weeks 5-8:-



• A study into Europe,its background and how they became so powerful by the fifteenth century.

-How the development of Europe affected the Caribbean.

• The renaissance and its significance as an age of ideas,inventions and discoveries.

Students will be expected tomake links between the developments of this era and the eventual re-discovery of the America's in the end of the fifteenth century.

• The age of exploration; developments in ship building and navigation, the role of the

Portuguese and Spanish.

• Factors that gave the Europeans advantages over other nations of the time and allowed them to lead the way in exploration and colonization.*here students will be encouraged to evaluate the significance of historical events and examine cause and effect of certain developments.



Week 9: Review of year’s work with an emphasis on history writing and proper responses to questions.



Week 10: End of term exams


Term 2



Week 1 – 6

Return and discuss exam papers
Who were the Aztecs?
Origins and location of the Aztecs
Political and social structure of Aztec civilization


Week 7 - 9

Economic Organization
Social Life and Religion
Achievements


Week 10 -12

Why did the Aztecs eventually collapse?
How did it collapse?



Term 1




Weeks 1-6:-

  • What is History? ,
  • Why do we study History?
  • Background to Caribbean history
  • Who were the Maya? Students will find out for themselves possible reasons why the maya were such a significant society, worth studying in school
  • Origins and Location
  • Political Structure
  • Economic Organization
  • Social Life and Religion
  • Achievements
  • Why did this culture eventually collapse?


Weeks 7-10:-

  • Origins of the Aztec
  • The City of Tenochtitlan
  • Aztec Religion and'Warrior Culture
  • Aztec Social Classes and Daily Life
  • Aztec economic organization and structure
  • Achlevements


Weeks 11-12:-

  • Introduction to the Inca
  • Origins of the Inca
  • Incan Agriculture and Food
  • Incan Social Structure
  • Incan Roads and Bridges


Week 13-14

  • End of Term exams & Revision







Term Plans (2015 - 2016)


Term 3




Weeks 1-4:-
  • History project “who is my history hero”. With this students will be encouraged to employ the research and analytical methods of the subject and draw logical conclusions while also working on their presentation skills. (these will be presented in weeks 3 and 4)
  • The Kalinago: context and historical significance. Origins and location.
  • Political systems and leadership roles of the Kalinago.
  • Economic patterns: levels of self-sufficiency, acquisition of surplus.
  • Indigenous beliefs, culture, technology and advancements.
  • Quiz on the Kalinago

Week 5:-
  • A comparison of all previous pre-Columbian groups studied.
  • Students will be encouraged to identify the major similarities and differences between the five groups with an emphasis placed on WHY they achieved varying levels of advancements for example geographical locations or political systems.

Weeks 6-10:-
  • A study into Europe, its background and how they became so powerful by the fifteenth century.
  • How the development of Europe affected the Caribbean.
  • The renaissance and its significance as an age of ideas, inventions and discoveries. Students will be expected to make links between the developments of this era and the eventual re-discovery of the America’s in the end of the fifteenth century.
  • The age of exploration; developments in shipbuilding and navigation, the role of the Portuguese and Spanish.
  • Factors that gave the Europeans advantages over other nations of the time and allowed them to lead the way in exploration and colonization. *here students will be encouraged to evaluate the significance of historical events and examine cause and effect of certain developments.
  • Revision of the years’ work with an emphasis on history writing and proper responses to questions.

Week 11:-
  • End of Term exams


Term 2




Weeks 1 - 6

  • Return and discuss exam papers
  • Who were the Incas? Why do we study them in school?
  • Origins and Location
  • Political Structure
  • Social organization
  • Economic Organization

Weeks 7 - 8

  • Social Life and Religion
  • Achievements

Weeks 9 - 11

  • Why did the Inca eventually collapse?
  • How did it collapse?
  • Review of Term’s work.



Term 1




Weeks 1-6:-

  • What is History?
  • Why do we study History?
  • Background to Caribbean history
  • Who were the Maya? Students will find out for themselves possible reasons why the Maya were such a significant society, worth studying in school.
  • Origins and Location
  • Political Structure
  • Economic Organization
  • Social Life and Religion
  • Achievements
  • Why did this culture eventually collapse?



Weeks 7-10:-

  • Origins of the Aztec
  • The City of Tenochtitlan
  • Aztec Religion and Warrior Culture
  • Aztec Social Classes and Daily Life
  • Aztec economic organization and structure
  • Achievements



Weeks 11-13:-

  • Introduction to the Inca
  • Origins of the Inca
  • Incan Agriculture and Food
  • Incan Social Structure
  • Incan Roads and Bridges



Week 14:-

  • End of Term exams







Term Plans (2014 - 2015)


Term 2



Weeks 1-6:

  • Who were the Aztecs, How long ago was the Aztec civilization?

Where did the Aztecs come from?

  • Who was there before and what area did they inhabit.

  • What kind of empire did they develop?

  • Why did they build a city on water: a study into “Tenochtitlan”.

  • Introduction into the officials of Azec society and the significance of human sacrifice to their culture and religion.

  • Students will watch the documentary “the Aztecs: Engineering an empire” and answer worksheet questions in order to cement the information.

  • The social structure and class divisions of Aztec society, how power and jobs were allocated.

  • *end of week 5 a quiz will be given on pages 45-52 of the text book.

Week 7 : MID TERM HOLIDAY

Weeks 8-12:

  • A look into the various cultural traditions and achievements of this empire consisting of warfare/festivals/ intellectual achievements such as their system of writing and their calendar.

  • The major aspects of their religion will be studied along with their central gods, *a small project on the Aztec religion will be given to students to work on at the beginning of week8.

  • What do historical sources tell us about life in Tenochtitlan. Students will use pictures, artifacts and documents to develop their understanding of Aztec homes, daily life, childhood and religion.

  • How did this empire affect the Caribbean people?

  • *week 12 students will be given an examination on the entire of chapter 4 on the Aztec empire and its significance.





Term 1





Weeks 1-6:-
  • What is History?
  • Why do we study History?
  • Background to Caribbean history
  • Who were the Maya? Students will find out for themselves possible reasons why the Maya were such a significant society, worth studying in school.
  • Origins and Location
  • Political Structure
  • Economic Organization
  • Social Life and Religion
  • Achievements
  • Why did this culture eventually collapse?

Weeks 7-10:-
  • Origins of the Aztec
  • The City of Tenochtitlan
  • Aztec Religion and Warrior Culture
  • Aztec Social Classes and Daily Life
  • Aztec economic organization and structure
  • Achievements

Weeks 11-13:-
  • Introduction to the Inca
  • Origins of the Inca
  • Incan Agriculture and Food
  • Incan Social Structure
  • Incan Roads and Bridges

Week 14:-
  • End of Term exams