History upper key stage 2

  • What was life like in Tudor times?
  • What did the Ancient Greeks do for us?
  • What does the census tell us about our local area?
  • Migration
  • Why did the Mayan civilisation decline so quickly?
  • What was the impact of WW 11 on the people of Britain?

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In this key stage you can teach the units in any order

History Year 5/6

British history 5: What was life like in Tudor England?

Comparing Henry VIII and Elizabeth I, children learn about the changing nature of monarchy. They examine how monarchs tried to control their public images using portraits and royal progresses. Using Tudor inventories to investigate whether people were rich or poor, children learn what life was like for people in Tudor times.

What did the Greeks ever do for us?

Investigating the city-states of Athens and Sparta to identify similarities and differences between them, learning about democracy and assessing the legacy of the Ancient Greeks.

Lessons in this unit will be available on the 31st of December 2022!

What does the census tell us about our local area?

Investigating local history during the Victorian period, children carry out an enquiry using census and factory records. They learn about the changes to a family over a period of time and suggest reasons for these changes, linking them to national events. Planning their own historical enquiry, they research a local family or street.

Migration

Investigating the different reasons for migrating to Britain and the different groups and finding out about their contributions to Britain.

This unit will be available on the 17th of April 2023!

Why did the Mayan civilisation decline so quickly?

Learning about the achievements of the Maya, extending their understanding of the growth of Empires and how the Maya civilisation declined.

Lessons in this unit will be available on the 17th of April 2023!

What was the impact of World War II on the people of Britain?

Finding out how World War 2 changed British society, investigating the experiences of those who lived through World War 2 and reconstructing their lives.

This unit will be available on the 31st of December 2022!