Year 8

TermAutumn 1Autumn 2Spring 1Spring 2Summer 1Summer 2
Weeks685667 (6 due to exam)
Unit Title:Slavery

How did the slave trade develop and then end?
Civil Rights USA & Migration Stories in UK

Why were there racial tensions in USA and UK and how did groups deal with the tensions?

What were the reasons for female political emancipation?

What was life like for all soldiers during WW1?
Change & Continuity between the wars

How did Europe and England change between 1918 - 1939?

What were the differences in experiences of war for groups and countries?
Overview of content1) Slavery – how it developed post 1400
2) Triangular Trade Triangle
3) Middle Passage
4) Life on a Plantation
5) Resistance
6) Civil War and the end of Slavery
7) Assessment
1) Life after slavery
2) Emmett Till and reactions
3) Education and the CRM
4) Montgomery and the CRM
5) Protests and the CRM
6) Assessment
7) British Immigration
8) Migration Stories
1) Victorian Women’s lives
2) Why women wanted the vote
3) The suffragists
4) The suffragettes
5) Direct action
6) Government and public reactions
7) WW1 influence on the vote
8) Assessment
1) Start of WW1
2) WW1 propaganda
3) Life in the trenches
4) Conscientious objectors
5) Source analysis on trenches
6) Christmas truce
7) Minority groups contributions
8) Assessment
9) End of WW1 and Treaty of Versailles
1) Russian Revolution
2) Effects of WW1 on German economy
3) Rise of Hitler ideas/promises
4) Rise of Hitler propaganda
5) Assessment
(Year 8 EXAMS during this time)
1) WW2 the build up through the 1930s
2) WW2 key events
3) British Homefront
4) Holocaust
5) German Homefront
6) Contribution from minority groups
7) Atomic bomb
Narrative account
Source analysis
Source analysis
Key features
Key features
Source analysis
Causation & Importance
Change and Continuity
Revision skills
Source Utility
Some subject specific literacy:Abolition, Resistance, Middle Passage, Plantation, Campaigns, Civil War, EmancipationMigration, Immigration, Emigration, Civil Rights, Equality, Direct action, Protest movements, Freedom Rides, Sit-ins, BoycottsSuffragists, Suffragettes, Emancipation, Direct Action, Government, Force feedingConscientious Objector, ‘conchie’, Propaganda, Trenches, Diseases, Objections, Traitor, Truce, Treaty, NegotiationRevolution, Propaganda, Communism, Capitalism, Hyperinflation, Fascism, Political Spectrum, Nazi PartyHolocaust, Homefront, Blitz, Evacuation, Atomic Bomb, Appeasement, Nazi Party, Rationing
Numeracy:Chronology and timelinesChronology and timelinesSome statistical sources Some statistical sources Some statistical sources Some statistical sources
Assessment:Explanation Skills:

Identification of an aspect of slavery, then explained using suitable language and PEEL skills
Source Analysis and Interpretations:

Source Inferences
Source Utility
Narrative Account:

Narration of events leading to emancipation for women (including connective explanations where possible)
Source Analysis and Interpretations:

Source Inferences
Source Utility
Explanation Essay


Analysis Essay
to challenge HPAs
Developing Revision & Skills for end of year Exam
End of Year Exam: Key features, Consequences, Source Utility & Interpretations
Wider World/Research HomeworkResearch: Experiences of slave trade from different perspectives (all involved)Research: Different Interpretations of different groups actions in CRMResearch: Another example of women’s campaigns for equalityResearch: Black and Asian contributions to WW1 (& memorials)Research: Rise of Communism in other countries around world.Research: Experiences of WW2 from different groups (local area)