Year 8

Content

  • Who am I?
  • What is History?
  • Using Historical Sources
  • 1066-a turning point in History.
  • The Feudal System
  • Norman castles
  • Norman legacy in Ireland.

Skills they will be developing

Skills of historical study ;-

  • Using primary & secondary sources.
  • Chronology
  • Identifying bias
  • Identifying anachronisms.
  • Historical skills & employability
  • Understanding significance
  • Assessing interpretations of personalities & or events.
  • Decision making
  • Making links between cause & effect
  • Empathy
  • Distinguishing between fact & opinion.
  • Categorising information
  • Making connections between current affairs & past events.
  • Research information
How they will be assessed
  • Ongoing informal assessment of class and homework tasks.
  • 2 formal assessments per term.
  • ICT research tasks.
  • End of term exams.
  • Peer and self assessments/evaluations of own & others work

How you can help

Encourage your child to :-

  • Learn key facts/terms;
  • Present written work accurately & neatly;
  • Correct spelling mistakes;
  • Meet deadlines for work;
  • Take pride & show initiative in the content & presentation of all class & homework;
  • Bring appropriate books & materials to class;
  • Watch relevant news items/ TV programmes;
  • Use computer & library to research work.