In this history driver, we will be exploring the history and geography curriculum through the Mayans. As Historians, we will continue to develop a chronologically secure knowledge and understanding of British, local and world history, establishing clear narratives within and across the periods we have previously studied in year 6 and before. Revisiting chronological knowledge will help us to embed this knowledge in our long term memory through exploring connections, contrasts and trends over time.
Through an in depth study lasting the duration of the autumn term, we will explore the Mayan Civilisation and how to contrasts to British history, their city states, daily life, religion, culture and what happened to the Maya. We will use a range of sources and research to inform our knowledge and will explore change and similarities between the Roman culture, other historical culture and our modern day culture.
As geographers, we will revisit our geographical skills of using maps and atlases to locate the Mayan civilization and the type of environment and biome they inhabited and will discuss the human and physical characteristics of these locations.
Through revisiting and progressing our skills and learning, these golden nuggets of knowledge will be embedded in our long term memories!