History upper key stage 2

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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.


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.

What was the impact of World War 2 on the people of Britain?

Investigating the causes of WW2; learning about the Battle of Britain; investigating the impact of the Blitz and evacuation on people’s lives; and evaluating the effectiveness of primary sources.


How did the Maya civilisation compare to the Anglo-Saxons?

Comparing the Maya and the Anglo-Saxons, children learn about the Maya civilisation. They investigate how the Maya settled in the rainforest, their religious beliefs, homes and what archaeological remains tell us about Maya cities. Using primary evidence, they examine theories into how the Maya cities declined.

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