“Those that fail to learn from history, are doomed to repeat it.”
|Knowledge and Wisdom in History||Manshead CE Academy believes that a high-quality history education will help students gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. It should inspire student’s curiosity to know more about the past. Our department equips students to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement. We believe that History helps students to understand the complexity of people’s lives, the process of change, the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups, as well as their own identity and the challenges of their time.|
|Curriculum and Teaching and Learning Overview||At Manshead CE Academy, we believe that the study of History is more than a list of facts and dates. We aim to provide our students not only with a breadth of knowledge and understanding of the past, but to enable our students to think critically about the world around them. Most importantly, we expect our students to ask questions about the past, the present and the future. Without the ability to question the actions of others in history, we may repeat the same mistakes of the past. Students will study a wide range of local, national and international history in their lessons.
History students engage critically with societies of the past, analyse the causes and consequences of key historical events, evaluate the utility of historical artefacts and sources, as well as reach factually-substantiated, valid and balanced judgements. Students should expect to be challenged in their lessons and in their set homework pieces; we believe that the study of history is key to the development of every individual.
|Learning beyond the classroom||Learning beyond the classroom is something the History department feels passionately about. Over the years we have run many trips to many valuable places, each allowing students to develop their love and understanding of History as a subject but also as an experience. Visits have included Berlin, Bolsover Castle, Bletchley Park, the Tower of London as well as the First World War Battlefields in Belgium.
The History Film club has a dedicated following. Each week we discuss and watch a number of age appropriate films or TV series’.
Digital access to our curriculum is available to all students via ‘Show My Homework’. This along with the department’s Twitter account are popular with both students and parents.
|Autumn 1||Autumn 2||Spring 1||Spring 2||Summer 1||Summer 2|
|Year 7||The Norman Conquest and consolidation of power||The role of Christianity in Medieval England||Life in Medieval England: including, how people spent their spare time, origins of football, music & fashion.||The role of Women in Medievel society & the Black Death||Magna Carta, the formation of England’s first Parliament, The Peasants Revolt & England’s relationship with it’s neighbours.||England at War:
The One Hundred year war, Joan of Arc, The medieval trial system & the Wars of the Roses
|Year 8||Tudor England & the Religious Rolercoaster||Stuart England
including the English Civil War, Cromwell in power, Restoration,the Great Plague & the Glorious Revolution.
|The Slave Trade
including the Slave trade triangle, Capture, Slave Auctions,Slave life,Punishments & abolition.
|The Industrial Revolution & Jack the Ripper||The Build up to WWI & Warfare during WWI||Why did WWI end?
The Treaty of Versailles & the Great Depression
|Year 9||Why did WWII start?
The Rise of Adolf Hitler, Appeasement, Britain preparing for war and Dunkirk.
|The Home Front during WWII||Pearl Harbor, Bletchley Park, Enigma & D-Day||Holocaust, And the end of WWII||Arab Israeli Conflict||The Post War World|
|Year 10||Henry VIII & Wolsey
1509 – 1529
|Henry VIII & Cromwell
1529 – 1540
& the Reformation & it’s impact
1529 – 1540
|C1250 – c1500
Medicine in Medieval Britain
C1500 – c1700
The Medical Renaissance in England
|C1700 – c1900
Medicine in 18th – and 19th century Britain
|C1900 – present
Medicine in modern Britain
|The British sector of the Western Front, 1914 – 1918
Injuries, treatments and the trenches
|Year 11||The Weimar Republic
1918 – 1929
Hitler’s rise to power
1919 – 1933
|Nazi Control & dictatorship
1933 – 1939
Life in Nazi Germany
1933 – 1939
|The origins of the Cold War
1941 – 1958
Cold War crises
1958 – 1970
|The end of the Cold War
1970 – 1991
|Year 12||Politics, Society and Economy of the USA 1917-1932||The Presidency of Franklin D.Roosevelt||The Truman and Eisenhower Presidencies||The Kennedy and Johnson Presidencies||America in the 1970s||The impact did the Reagan presidency on the USA in the years 1981–96
|Year 13||Edward VI||Mary||Mary||Elizabeth||Revision||Exams|
|Johnson & The Great Society||Johnson & the Civil Rights Movement
Nixon & protest
|Nixon’s Foreign Policy &
|Ford & Carter||Revision||Exams|