Develop 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 second book in the series - a course for Year 8 - both continues the big stories of empire, movement and settlement, conflict, power and everyday life and provides in-depth enquiries on the key aspects of early modern England, industrialisation, popular protest, the Spanish Empires in the New World, the French Revolution and the Napoleonic Wars.
- 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.
Dale Banham is a Deputy Head teacher in Ipswich having previously been Humanities Adviser in Suffolk. He has been a long term adviser and author for the Schools History Project. Sally Burnham is an experienced author and trainer and teaches History at Carre's Grammar School in Sleaford. Chris Culpin is former Director of the Schools History Project and an experienced teacher and author. Ian Dawson is Publications Director of the Schools History Project and creator of www.thinkinghistory.co.uk.
INTRODUCTION The book with no name A quick history of Britain 1500-1900 Doing History: Chronology SECTION 1 ORDINARY LIFE What did the Industrial Revolution do for us? The Big Story: Ordinary Life Part Three 1500: Which home would you like to live in? Roll up! Roll up! Take a chance on life! The Big Graph Challenge: Part 1, 1500-1750 THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION What did the Industrial Revolution do for us? A better life? Manchester in 1850 The Big Graph Challenge: Part 2, 1750-1850 What a difference a train makes! Inside a Victorian photograph album Doing History: Evidence The Big Graph Challenge: Part 3, 1850-1900 Why was ordinary life changing so much? The Big Story: Ordinary Life Part Three What were they thinking about ... ordinary life? SECTION 2 EMPIRE Why were Europeans mad about empires? An extraordinary meeting A quick history of European empires THE SPANISH EMPIRE IN CENTRAL AMERICA Travellers' tales: how would the Spaniards describe the Aztecs to their friends back in Europe? How did the Spanish defeat of the Aztecs change Spain and Mexico? The Big Story: Empire Part Two Doing History: Interpretations THE BRITISH EMPIRE Why were the British so worried about their empire in the 1780s? What made Thomas Clarkson so angry? How did the slave trade work? The Clarkson Challenge The story of abolition - how should it be told? Doing History: Interpretations Why were people so proud of the British Empire in 1900? The Big Story: Empire Part Two (continued) SECTION 3 MOVEMENT AND SETTLEMENT Into the unknown: were all emigrants brave and adventurous? Investigating the lives of emigrants from Britain Doing History: Diversity and generalisation The Big Story: Movement and Settlement Part Two SECTION 4 CONFLICT Which wars should we know about? Doing History: Causes THE SPANISH ARMADA Why did the Spanish Armada fail? THE NAPOLEONIC WARS Was Nelson the main reason why Napoleon's invasion failed? Now for something completely different! The long, the short and the bloody! War and peace 1066-2000 Which British wars should you know about? Doing History: Significance The Big Story: Conflict and Co-operation Part Two Conflict and co-operation: how were ideas and beliefs changing? SECTION 5 POWER: MONARCHY When and why did kings lose control? CIVIL WAR DEPTH STUDY Would you have signed Charles I's death warrant? How well can you explain the Medieval Royal Rollercoaster? The Royal Rollercoaster: your hypothesis! Put your ruler in the hot seat! Why were ideas and attitudes to monarchy changing? Hero or monster? Why do reputations change over time? Doing History: Change and Continuity The Big Story: Power Part Two - Monarchy SECTION 6 POWER: DEMOCRACY How did ordinary people win the right to vote? A day that made history How can you change things for the better? THE FRENCH REVOLUTION What did the French Revolution achieve? Consequences of the French Revolution WINNING THE VOTE IN BRITAIN Could it happen here? What was wrong with British elections? Peterloo 1819: what did they want and did they get it? The reform riots of 1831: the same story? How did the Chartists try to win the vote? What is the best way to win the vote? Doing History: Consequences So who was proved right? The Big Story: Power Part Two - Democracy CONCLUSION What have you learned this year... ...about sources? ...about significance: what and who should be remembered? ...about people: who would you like to meet at the History party? ...about ideas and beliefs? Coming soon in the Big Story of ... The book with no name!