iMatter As A Historian

iMatter As A Historian

INTENT

iMatter as a Historian because History provides opportunities for me to acquire a broad and balanced understanding of local, British and international history through the study of a range of peoples, events and periods. I will develop historical investigation skills concerned with time and chronology, cause and effect, change and continuity. History makes me conscious of the world and ensures I am capable of thinking for myself, challenge prejudice or bias, and becoming an active citizen.

Year 7

I will start with an examination of the key skills used by historians such as chronology, inquiry, using evidence and communication. I will then apply these skills to develop my knowledge and understanding of specific events in British history such as the Norman Conquest, the Black Death or the English Civil War. I will be asked to think critically and question why historical events happened, how it could have been prevented and what the lasting consequences were.

Year 8

I will continue with my chronological study of British and World history focusing on the period of 1750-1945 and I will examine the changes that took place as a result of the Industrial Revolution, the transatlantic slave trade and the impact of the British Empire around the world through sources and interpretations. I will focus on a range of events that have influenced and shaped our present day multicultural society such as the World Wars or the Holocaust.

Year 9

I will investigate crime and punishment from c1000 to the present day. I will study themes such as how crime, policing and punishments have developed, leading onto an exploration about the reasons why people commit crime and whether attitudes and explanations of crime have changed over time. I will also investigate the area of Whitechapel (1870-1900). I will be expected to understand how factors worked together to bring about particular developments at particular times.

Year 10

I will study one British depth study (Elizabethan England) and a period study (The American West). The depth study will require me to understand the complexity of a society or historical situation. The period study will focus on a time span of at least 50 years and will require me to understand the narrative developments associated with the period and to have an understanding of social and moral concepts such as what is right and wrong.

Year 11

I will investigate international and global history by looking at the period of Weimar Germany. The main concepts I will study include the political differences between a dictatorship and democracy. I will also gain knowledge of life in Germany before, during and after the Nazi regime. I will be able to compare and contrast the periods and recognise any changes or continuity. I will be expected to analyse and evaluate contemporary sources and interpretations.

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