Build your students' understanding and skills step by step with Schools History Project's carefully planned approach to Key Stage 3.
Part of the dynamic and coherent book-per-year course, this textbook combines expertise in course planning with features that reflect the possibilities and requirements of the National Curriculum. It has everything you would expect from the Schools History Project, including intriguing content, in-depth historical investigation, meaningful tasks and a wealth of source material.
This first book in the series - a course for Year 7 - both introduces the themes of empire, movement and settlement, conflict, power, ordinary life and ideas and beliefs and provides in-depth enquiries on key aspects of medieval England.
- Help students develop their skills and improve their own performance with 'How to...' activities and the 'Doing History' feature.
- Suit all abilities and interests with stimulating and worthwhile activities which cater to a wide range of learning styles.
- Build the big pictures across Key Stage 3 with overviews and big stories which link the course together and develop students' conceptual frameworks.
This Student's Book is supported by a Teacher's Resource Book and a Dynamic Learning resource which offers dozens of activities, presentations, ICT-based lesson sequences and hundreds of audio clips.
Ian Dawson is Publications Director of the Schools History Project and creator of www.thinkinghistory.co.uk. Maggie Wilson is lead teacher for Teaching and Learning at Wyke Manor School, Bradford.
INTRODUCTION: What is History? The mystery of the skeletons Doing History: What is History? Doing History: Sources SECTION 1 MOVEMENT, SETTLEMENT AND EMPIRE: From the Romans to the Normans A quick history of Britain before 1066 Doing History: Chronology The Big Story: Movement and Settlement Part One Doing History: Big Stories How to do well in Key Stage 3 History THE ROMAN EMPIRE Into the mind of an empire builder! Why was the Roman army like a top football team? Did people love or hate living in the Roman Empire? Doing History: Diversity Doing History: Interpretations The Big Story: Empires Part One Into the Middle Ages SECTION 2 CONFLICT: Why did people risk their lives? Into the mind of a medieval soldier! What questions do you want to ask about war? A quick history of war in the Middle Ages: Who when and why? THE NORMAN CONQUEST STAGE ONE Who fought who? 1066 - the year of three battles Why are they risking their lives at Hastings? Whose story does the Bayeux Tapestry tell? Who told the truth about 1066? Doing History: Evidence THE NORMAN CONQUEST STAGE TWO 'A fatal day!' William the ... what? A quick history of castles, weapons and armour Why is the story of Henry V and Agincourt so popular? THE CRUSADES What should everyone know about the Crusades? The Big Story: Conflict Part One SECTION 3 POWER: Could a king do whatever he liked? What was a medieval king supposed to do? Into the mind of a medieval king! Why did the barons rebel against King John? Doing History: Causes and consequences The Rebellion Steps: How high did they climb? Quick history: who were the best kings in the Middle Ages? The Big Story: Power Part One SECTION 4 ORDINARY LIFE: What was it like to live in the Middle Ages? Welcome to Wharram Percy True or false? The history theme park challenge! The Big Story: Ordinary Life Part One Doing History: Change and continuity Why did people in the Middle Ages love the stories about Robin Hood? The wonders of Baghdad - what stories will you bring back? SECTION 5 ORDINARY LIFE: How did the Black Death and the Peasants' Revolt change people's lives? Rats or rebels? Which was more significant? THE BLACK DEATH What was the Black Death? How did the Black Death change Allton? 'How I survived the Black Death!' THE PEASANTS' REVOLT Were the rebels of 1381 heroes or villains? Welcome back to Significance Alley! Doing History: Significance The Big Story: Ordinary Life Part Two Into the mind of a medieval villager! SECTION 6 IDEAS AND BELIEFS: Medieval or modern? So, what's new? Why did people argue so much about new religious ideas? William Caxton, the man who... How did printing change ideas? Why did people disagree about monasteries? Henry VIII: medieval or modern? The Big Story: Ideas and Beliefs Part One CONCLUSION: What have you learned this year...? ... about evidence: How do we know about the past? ... about periods: Can you tell the Romans from the Middle Ages? ... about people: Who would you most like to meet at the History party? Doing History: Significance ... about significance: What and who is most worth remembering? Building the History Wall Index Acknowledgments