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Form 2 - Key Stage 3 Year 8



Term Plans (2017-2018)

Term 2



Weeks 1 - 5
  • Return and discuss exam papers
  • Who were the Incas?
  • The fall and conquest of the Incas
  • The Spanish Main and the convoy system
  • Privateers and Pirates

Weeks 6 - 10
  • Why the Africans? Why enslave the Africans?
  • The Trans Atlantic Trade in Enslaved Africans (TTEA)
  • On the Slave Coast
  • Impacts of enslavement on Africa
  • The Middle Passage and the Caribbean port
  • Slave Society in the Caribbean

Week 11
  • Review of term’s work


Term 1


Objectives
Weeks
Topics
Students Will:

  • Trace the geographical journey of Christopher Columbus.
  • Examine the factors responsible for exploration.
  • Conduct historical research.
  • Critically assess the impact of Columbus’ exploration of the new world.
  • Argue why the Indies was profitable.
  • Debunk myths surrounding the age of exploration.
  • Differentiate between primary and secondary historical sources.
1-5
  • Why Study History?
  • Pre-Columbian society
  • Trade Routes to the East
  • The Biography of Columbus
  • The Enterprise of the Indies:
- The Court of Spain
- Over the Western Horizon
- Canoes from the sky?
- Is this Asia?
6-8
  • Explorers After Columbus
  • The positive and negative effects of exploration on the:
- West
- East
- World
  • Mid-Term Exam
9-12
  • Empires Rise and Fall:
- The Conquistadors
- Cortes
- Quetzalcoatl
- Spain takes over
13
  • Revision
14
  • End of Term Exam






Term Plans (2016-2017)



Term 3




Weeks
Topics/ Lessons
1
  • Discussion of Term 2 Performance
  • Discussion of the various forms of resistance: passive and active
  • In Course Assignment: “My History Hero” (to be presented in week 4)
2-3
  • The Haitian Revolution of 1791:
  • Causes, Course and Consequences
4
  • “My History Hero” Presentations due
5
  • The Baptist War of 1831:
  • Causes, Course and Consequences
6
  • The Berbice Slave Uprising:
  • Causes, Course and Consequences
7
  • Mid Term Quiz
  • A Closer Look at Maroonage
8-9
  • Eric Williams’ ‘Decline Thesis’
  • Apprenticeship
  • Emancipation
  • Indentured Labourers
10
  • Revision of Year’s Work
11
  • End of Year Examinations


Term 2




Weeks 1-2:

  • Review of exam papers.
  • Recap of Term 1
  • Introduction to African Slavery in the Caribbean
  • What is Africa like today?


Weeks 3- 6:

  • Why enslave the Africans?
  • Course Assignment: You are an African. Record your experiences at the various levels of enslavement throughout this term. You need at least 5 entries.
  • The Trans- Atlantic Slave Trade
  • African society during the period of European enslavement.


Weeks 7-11:

  • The Middle Passage: the journey, conditions, resistance and punishment.
  • Slave barracks in the Caribbean.
  • Slave society in the Caribbean.
  • The sugar industry.


Week 12:

  • Term Review






Term 1



Objectives
Weeks
Topics
Students Will:

  • Trace the geographical journey of Christopher Columbus.
  • Examine the factors responsible for exploration.
  • Conduct historical research.
  • Critically assess the impact of Columbus’ exploration of the new world.
  • Argue why the Indies was profitable.
  • Debunk myths surrounding the age of exploration.
  • Differentiate between primary and secondary historical sources.
1-5
  • Why Study History?
  • Pre-Columbian society
  • Trade Routes to the East
  • The Biography of Columbus
  • The Enterprise of the Indies:
- The Court of Spain
- Over the Western Horizon
- Canoes from the sky?
- Is this Asia?
6-8
  • Explorers After Columbus
  • The positive and negative effects of exploration on the:
- West
- East
- World
  • Mid-Term Exam
9-12
  • Empires Rise and Fall:
- The Conquistadors
- Cortes
- Quetzalcoatl
- Spain takes over
13
  • Revision
14
  • End of Term Exam









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 plantation society; a study into the various social levels within the society and who made up each “class” as well as their roles/jobs. Students will be expected to understand the makeup of a three tiered society based on colour.
  • The composition of the white class and what gave them their ranking and authority.
  • The composition of the coloured class and examples of discrimination they faced.
  • The divisions among the enslaved class and their daily routines and conditions.
  • Quiz on the overall plantation society and system.



Week 5:-

  • Forms of slave control employed by the planters; legal, psychological, physical, economic, cultural and religious. *students will be asked to examine not only the nature of each form of control but weigh them against each other in order to gauge the most effective forms.
  • Students will also learn the various legal codes throughout the West Indies; Las Siete Partidas, the Code Noir and the British slave codes.



Weeks 6-10:-

  • Resistance and revolt.
  • An introduction into the notion of resistance, students will be encouraged to research this term and the many forms resistance can take.
  • Motives for enslaved resistance; ranging from the inherent natural desire of humans to be free to more specific causational factors.
  • Types of enslaved resistance within the context of the Caribbean; traditional vs non- traditional forms. Emphasis will be placed upon the effectiveness of various forms.
  • The development of maroon communities and marronage as a distinct Caribbean form of resistance.
  • A study of the three major British Caribbean 18th century “emancipation revolts”
  • The Haitian revolution of 1789, its causes and consequences and its significance on Caribbean history and development
  • 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 - 5

  • Return and discuss exam papers

  • Who were the Incas?

  • The fall and conquest of the Incas

  • The Spanish Main and the convoy system

  • Privateers and Pirates

Weeks 6 - 10

  • Why the Africans? Why enslave the Africans?

  • The Trans Atlantic Trade in Enslaved Africans (TTEA)

  • On the Slave Coast

  • Impacts of enslavement on Africa

  • The Middle Passage and the Caribbean port

  • Slave Society in the Caribbean

Week 11

  • Review of term’s work



Term 1



Weeks 1-5:-

  • What is History?
  • Why do we study History?
  • Background to Caribbean history
  • The Age of exploration and the arrival of Columbus to the Americas
  • Begin an ongoing diary of an early Spanish settler and record all experiences throughout this terms study.
  • The Impacts on the indigenous populations of the arrival of the Europeans.
  • Essay: how did the arrival of the Europeans change the lives of the Indigenous populations?

Quiz on chapters 1-3 “The Caribbean people Book 2”



Weeks 6-9:-

  • The mainland populations of the Inca and Aztecs. *Research presentations on the lives of these populations will be given.
  • Compare and Contrast these two groups under the headings of: Locations/Daily life/politics/religion and worship/ Leaders and technology.
  • Documentary on the Aztec Empire.



Weeks 10-13:-

  • The fall of the mainland Empires.
  • Cortez and the Aztecs
  • Pizarro and the Inca’s
  • Chapters 4 and 5 of “The Caribbean People Book 2”



Week 14:-

  • End of Term exams





Term Plans (2014 - 2015)


Term 2



Weeks 1-4: the conquest/downfall of the Inca Empire

  • A continuation of the downfall of the major pre-columbian societies from last terms downfall of the Aztecs.

  • Where were the Incas located and in what time period did their collapse begin?

  • Who was Francisco Pizarro and what was his role in the collapse of this empire?

  • What was the state of the Inca empire at the arrival of the Spaniards: embroiled in a civil war/ the major leaders internal fighting creating a weakened society.

  • The nature of the meeting of these two peoples. A timeline will be worked on based on major aspects of the initial contact until the eventual demise. (pages 48-51 of the text book)

  • * a research project will be given at the end of week 4 in which students will create a diary depicting first hand experiences of the downfall of the Inca empire.


Weeks 5-6:

  • Students will begin to study the development of a Spanish empire in the Caribbean and Latin America.

  • What colonies did they now control? And how did they attempt to control/ regulate them?

  • Students will work on a description of a journey taken by a Spanish trading party with gold from peru to the Caribbean sea.

Week 7 : MID TERM HOLIDAY

Weeks 8-12:

  • Students will begin to study the 16th and 17th centuries in which pirates and privateers from many European nations attempted to attack Spain’s monopoly over the Caribbean.

  • Why did other countries try to attack the Spanish and what tactics did they use to undermine Spanish power?

  • How did Spain try to protect her empire?





Term 1



Weeks 1-5:-

  • What is History?

  • Why do we study History?

  • Background to Caribbean history

  • The Age of exploration and the arrival of Columbus to the Americas

  • Begin an ongoing diary of an early Spanish settler and record all experiences throughout this terms study.

  • The Impacts on the indigenous populations of the arrival of the Europeans.

  • Essay: how did the arrival of the Europeans change the lives of the Indigenous populations?

**Quiz on chapters 1-3 “The Caribbean people Book 2”

Weeks 6-9:-

  • The mainland populations of the Inca and Aztecs. *Research presentations on the lives of these populations will be given.

  • Compare and Contrast these two groups under the headings of: Locations/Daily life/politics/religion and worship/ Leaders and technology.

  • Documentary on the Aztec Empire.

Weeks 10-13:-

  • The fall of the mainland Empires.

  • Cortez and the Aztecs

  • Pizarro and the Inca’s

  • Chapters 4 and 5 of “The Caribbean People Book 2”

Week 14:-

End of Term exams






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