History

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History at Bank View High School is taught as a discreet subject to the Primary Class (Key Stage 2), Years 7 to 9 and Base 1 (Key Stage 3) and to the Base 2 class (Key Stage 4). History forms part of the Key Stage 4 and post 16 curriculum with pupils following the ASDAN Short History Course as one of the Thursday options. At Primary, Key Stage 3 and Base 2 History and Geography are currently taught on a rotational basis with History being taught during the autumn and summer term (from May). Each class has a 60-minute lesson each week, with the ASDAN Short History Option Course being given a 120-minute time allocation.

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Key Stage 2, 3, 4 & Post 16 History Curriculum Map 2017 / 2018

Primary
Year 7
Year 8
Year 9
Base 1 & 2
KS4 & post 16
The Romans (I)

Medieval Britain 1066 to 1509 (1)

Medieval Britain 1066 to 1509 (2)
Tudors Stuarts & Hanoverian Succession 1509 – 1745 (2)
Tudors Stuarts & Hanoverian Succession 1509 – 1745 (1)
ASDAN Short Course in History offered as an option at KS4 and to all pupils Post 16.
The Romans (2)
Medieval Britain 1066 to 1509 (2)
Tudors Stuarts & Hanoverian Succession 1509 – 1745 (1)
Britain: 1745 – 1901

Tudors Stuarts & Hanoverian Succession 1509 – 1745 (2)

Teaching Methods

A variety of teaching approaches are used to enable our pupils to develop their interests and skills in History – these include: role play, the handling of real and replica artefacts, examination of historical texts and images, creation of models, use of audio / visual resources – viewing contemporary films, documentaries, feature film extracts, field work / site and museum visits etc.

All pupils are taught how to undertake their own research and find information using textual and on-line information resources. Computing is firmly embedded within History enabling pupils to undertake research tasks, collate research material, create presentations and produce reports and other examples of work.

Key Stage 4 and post 16 pupils use the History skills developed at Key Stage 3 to complete the ASDAN short course in history which also involves a study of the local area.

All units of study in History have been developed and, where appropriate, modified to accommodate the interests and additional needs of our pupils, many of whom work at National Curriculum levels below their chronological age.

Field Trips & Visits

Field trips are essential for our pupils, providing first hand access to primary sources of historical material. Locations visited by pupils in recent years have included:

  • Local Area: Fazakerley, Aintree, Norris Green, Liverpool City Centre.
  • National Museums Liverpool: Maritime, Slavery, World Museum, Museum of Liverpool.
  • Liverpool Cathedral.
  • Valle Crucis Abbey, Llangollen.
  • Dewa – The Roman Experience, Chester.
  • The Roman Amphitheatre, Chester.

Field Work & Visits

Students participate in a variety of offsite work / field trips to supplement appropriate study units.

Field trips are essential for our students, providing first hand access to primary sources of historical material.

Resources

Many of the resources used in History have been created “in house” some adapting content from other sources (e.g. “School History Project – Special Needs Support Materials” series) to meet our pupils’ needs. However, the following books text books are used.

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Access to History Series:

  • Rome – The Empire
  • Medieval Britain
  • Crown, Parliament and People
  • Britain 1750 to 1900
  • By Walter Robson – Oxford University Press

Key Stage 3 History Series

  • Invasion, Plague and Murder 1066
  • Renaissance, Reformation and Revolution 1485 – 1750
  • Industry, Reform and Empire 1750 to 1900
  • Technology War and Identities after 1900
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Web Links

Here is a selection of ideas for history related days out for the whole family within easy reach of Liverpool. Many of these places have special event days during the season. Some offer free entry, some have admission fees. See the web sites for details.

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Area of Study

The Middle Ages
Tudors Stuarts & Hanoverian Succession

Location

Valle Crucis Abbey, Llangollen LL20 8DD
Denbigh Castle, Denbigh LL16 3NB
Rhug Historic Chapel, Corwen LL21 9BT

www.cadw.gov.wales

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Area of Study

The Romans

Location

Dewa Roman Experience: 1-2 Bridge St, City Centre CH1 1NL

http://www.dewaromanexperience.co.uk

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Area of Study

The Romans

The Middle Ages

Location
Chester Amphitheatre – Little St John Street, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 1RE
Beeston Castle, Chapel Lane, Beeston, Cheshire, CW6 9TX

http://www.english-heritage.org.uk

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Area of Study

Britain and the Wider World 1901 to the Present Day.

Location

Imperial War Museum North
Trafford Wharf Rd, Manchester M17 1T
http://www.iwm.org.uk

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Area of Study

Britain 1745 – 1901
Britain and the Wider World 1901 to the Present Day.

Location

10 Industry and Social Museums in the area around Coalbrookdale, Shropshire TF8, 7DQ

http://www.ironbridge.org.uk

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Area of Study

The Middle Ages
Britain 1745 – 1901

Location

Peel Castle, Peel
Castle Rushen, Castletown
The Laxey Wheel, Laxey.

https://manxnationalheritage.im

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Area of Study

Britain 1745 – 1901
Britain and the Wider World 1901 to the Present Day.

Location

Maritime Museum, Slavery Museum, Museum of Liverpool. Albert Dock, Liverpool, Liverpool, L3 1DG
World Museum, William Brown St, Liverpool, Merseyside L3 8EN

http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk

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Area of Study

Britain 1745 – 1901
Britain and the Wider World 1901 to the Present Day.

Location

Llanberis, Gwynedd, Wales LL55 4TY

https://museum.wales/slate

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Area of Study

Tudors Stuarts & Hanoverian Succession 1509 – 1745
Britain 1745 – 1901

Location

Speke Hall, Speke, Liverpool L24 1XD
Rufford Old Hall, Liverpool Rd, Rufford, Ormskirk L40 1SG
Quarry Bank Mill, Quarry Bank Rd, Styal, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 4LAStyal, Wilmslow, Cheshire

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk

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Area of Study

Britain 1745 – 1901

Location

National Waterways Museum South Pier Rd, Ellesmere Port CH65 4FW

https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/enjoy-the-waterways/museums-and-attractions/national-waterways-museum

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Area of Study

Britain and the Wider World 1901 to the Present Day.

Location

Mersey Ferries, Woodside Ferry Terminal, Birkenhead CH41 6DU

http://www.u-boatstory.co.uk