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Autumn Term Enquiry Based Learning 

What are the 7 Ancient Wonders of the World?

In this history driver, we will be exploring the history and geography curriculum through the 7 Ancient Wonders of the World! As historians, we will progress our chronological knowledge by comparing the history of the 7 Wonders with other periods of history we have studied. We will identify similarity and difference between the ancient wonders and significance of their existence both historically and culturally (informed through a variety of sources contributing to our knowledge).

 

By exploring the Ancient Pyramids of Giza through and in depth study, we will understand the achievements of one of the earliest civilisations –Ancient Egypt- and how they have impacted our modern world. We will also extend our knowledge of a non-European society that provides contrasts with British history by exploring the Hanging Gardens of Babylon and its cultural and historical impact.

 

Our geographical skills will also be revisited, progressed and utilised throughout this topic by identifying where each Ancient Wonder was/ is in accordance its position and significance of latitude, longitude, Equator, Northern Hemisphere, Southern Hemisphere and the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn through the use of maps and atlases. We will also compare how ancient civilisations used the land to create trade links and economic activity and compare it to that of communities today.

Through revisiting and progressing our skills and learning, these golden nuggets of knowledge will be embedded in our long term memories!

 

 

Spring Term Enquiry Based Learning

My Amazing American Road Trip 

In this geography driver, we will be exploring the geography and history curriculum through amazing America! As geographers, we will extend our knowledge of our local area to look at North and South America making geographical comparisons to Halesowen. We will investigate some of the most significant human and physical features of the Americas and look in depth at the biomes, climate zones, types of settlement and economic activity across these great continents.

 

We will revisit and progress our geographical skills and fieldwork by using maps, atlases and digital computer mapping, to locate North and South America, while drawing sketch maps with symbols and keys to build our knowledge of the wider world!

Through revisiting and progressing our skills and learning, these golden nuggets of knowledge will be embedded in our long term memories!

 

Summer Term Enquiry Based Learning

How have the Romans impacted Britain?

 

In this history driver, we will be exploring the history and geography curriculum through the Romans. 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 summer term, we will explore the Roman Empire and its impact on Britain including Julius Caesar’s attempted invasion in 55-54 BC, the Roman Empire by AD 42 and the power of its army, successful invasion by Claudius and conquest, including Hadrian’s Wall, British resistance, for example, Boudica, ‘Romanisation’ of Britain: sites such as Caerwent and the impact of technology and culture and beliefs, including early Christianity. 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 countries and movement of the Roman empire across the world. We will also name and locate counties and cities of the United Kingdom that have been impacted particularly by the Romans and will discuss the human and physical characteristics of these locations. Human geography, including: types of settlement and land use, economic activity, trade links, and the distribution of natural resources will be explored and how these factors influenced the Roman empire to invade Britain.

Through revisiting and progressing our skills and learning, these golden nuggets of knowledge will be embedded in our long term memories!

 

 


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