Presentation on theme: "The 2014 Primary National Curriculum Name Title. The new history curriculum 2014 No one way of organising the curriculum. Chronology and narrative are."— Presentation transcript:
The new history curriculum 2014 No one way of organising the curriculum. Chronology and narrative are key elements Focused on elements that broaden pupils knowledge of history. BUT Skill development a major driver Links between elements / content provides opportunities to explore history. Doesn’t throw the baby out with the bathwater. 2
British History Pupils should be taught the following: changes in Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age the Roman Empire and its impact on Britain Britain’s settlement by Anglo-Saxons and Scots the Viking and Anglo-Saxon struggle for the Kingdom of England to the time of Edward the Confessor a local history study a study of an aspect or theme in British history that extends pupils’ chronological knowledge beyond 1066
European and World History Pupils should be taught the following: the achievements of the earliest civilizations – an overview of where and when the first civilizations appeared and a depth study of one of the following: Ancient Sumer; The Indus Valley; Ancient Egypt; The Shang Dynasty of Ancient China Ancient Greece – a study of Greek life and achievements and their influence on the western world a non-European society that provides contrasts with British history - one study chosen from: early Islamic civilization, including a study of Baghdad c. AD 900; Mayan civilization c. AD 900; Benin (West Africa) c. AD 900-1300
Quick summary of the changes New content The Stone Age to the Iron Age Thematic or turning point study Ancient civilizations and non European study Deleted content The Tudors Victorian Britain or Britain since 1930 The attainment target
The challenges ahead How are you going to resource the new content? Where are you going to fit in the extra content you have to teach (9 studies/units /topics instead of 6)? How are you going to create a coherent key stage plan that develops children’s chronological understanding across KS2? Will you still be able to teach the Tudors, Victorians, Britain since 1930? How are you going to measure children’s progress in history?
Developing schemes … So how do we organise the content to create schemes of work that: fire pupils' curiosity and imagination develop pupils’ understanding of history at personal, local, national and international levels help pupils to ask and answer meaningful questions about the past enable pupils to make connections within and across different periods and societies?
Studying content in overviews and depth studies Overview studies (enquiries) that enable children to develop a broad knowledge and understanding of the main events and people across a long time span, develop a sense of period/era, and identify the links and developments. Depth studies (enquiries) that enable pupils to immerse themselves in the rich detail of the past through exploring some of the key events, people or changes and making the big ideas and stories more memorable.
Examples after Jerome Freeman Overview: What is history? How do we find out about the recent past? How do we find out about the past a very long time ago? Why is life so different? Year 3 Characteristic features InterpretationsEvidence Change & continuity
Examples after Jerome Freeman Overview: Ancient Civilisations Who were the Ancient Egyptians & Greeks? How was life in Ancient Egypt & Greece different from life today? What have Ancient Civilisations ever done for us? Year 4 EvidenceCharacteristic features Cause & consequence Significance
Examples after Jerome Freeman Overview: the Invaders & Settlers Who were the Romans, Scots, Anglo-Saxons and Vikings? Why did they invade and settle in England? How similar was life like in other parts of the World? Year 5 Change & continuity EvidenceInterpretationsCause & consequence
Examples – after Jerome Freeman Overview: Why did the Industrial Revolution matter? What was the Industrial Revolution? How much did people’s everyday lives change in this period? What did the Industrial Revolution do for us? Year 6 (Version 1) Cause & consequence Significance Evidence Change & continuity