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Year 8 

Curriculum Map

Year

Half term

Unit(s) of Work

Key Assessments

Disciplinary Knowledge Focus

Year 8

Autumn 1

Migration to Britain over Time

Who deserves to be known as the first English people?

Significance

 

How have people’s reasons for moving to Britain changed over time?

Change and continuity

Autumn 2

The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade

What should visitors know about Liverpool’s role in the trans-Atlantic slave trade?

Cause and consequence

 

Who or what was the most significant force in the abolition of the slave trade?

Significance

Spring 1

Teacher’s Choice SOW

 

 

Civil War and Commonwealth

Why do people disagree so much about Oliver Cromwell?

Interpretations

Spring 2

The Development of Democracy

Why do people tell different stories about Britain’s journey to democracy?

Change and continuity / Intepretations

The French Revolution

What can art tell us about the French Revolution?

Primary Sources

Summer 1

The Industrial Revolution

Why does Emma Griffin call the Industrial Revolution “Liberty’s Dawn”?

Interpretations

What can we learn from our local environment about the industrial revolution?

Primary sources

Summer 2

The British Empire in India

Why does it matter what we call the events of 1857 in India?

Interpretations

The Ottoman Empire

Ottoman Empire – How did the Ottoman Empire become the ‘sick man of Europe’?

Change and continuity