Welcome to the humanities department; at Stretford High, we deliver a combined Humanities programme consisting of Geography, History and Religious studies. Our aim is to inspire a curiosity and fascination about the world in which we live.
Students have two forty-five minute lessons each week as part of their Humanities curriculum. Links between the three subjects are identified and embraced in the amalgamated humanities programme of study. All programmes meet the requirements of the national curriculum.
|Year 7 curriculum overview||Themes||Unit content|
|September - November||The Norman Conquest||Life in Anglo-saxon England.
Contenders to the throne in 1066.
The Battle of Hastings.
Why did William win the Battle of Hastings?
How did William establish control of England?
Life in Medieval England.
Crime and Punishment in Medieval England
|November - March||The Crusades||
Religion in Medieval society.
The importance of the Church.
The War of the Cross.
Failure of the Crusades.
The Magna Carta.
|March - July||The Tudors||Henry VIII - wives.
Henry VIII and the creation of a new Church in England.
Catholics and Protestants.
Heresy and Crimes against authority.
Elizabeth 1 - problems on succession.
Elizabeth 1 - how she dealt with religion.
Elizabeth 1 - how she dealt with threats from home and abroad.
The Elizabethan Age - entertainment, exploration and crime and punishment.
|Year 8 curriculum overview||Themes||Unit content|
|September - November||Black People of America||What is slavery?
The Slave Triangle.
Attitudes to Slavery.
Africa before Slavery.
The Middle Passage.
The American Civil War.
|November - March||Industrial Revolution||Causes of the Industrial Revolution.
Changes in Britain from 1750-1900.
Crime and punishment: Jack the Ripper
|March - July||WW1||Long Term Causes of the War.
Assassination of Franz Ferdinand.
Start of the war.
Battle of the Somme.
Impact on Women.
Treaty of Versailles.
|Year 9 curriculum overview||Themes||Unit content|
|September - November||Nazi Germany and the Holocaust||Hitler’s Early life.
How did Hitler come into power.
Treatment of Jews.
Conditions in the camps.
|November - March||20th Century conflicts||Conflict 1: The Middle East:
Background to the tensions.
The Holocaust and its impact.
Creation of Israel.
Ensuing tensions in the Arab-Israeli conflicts.
Focus on the objectives of PLO.
Evaluation of peace negotiations.
Conflict 2: Vietnam
Understanding of Capitalism and Communism
Tactics used by both sides.
Media at the time of the crisis - reliable evidence?
How did it end?
Evaluation of success
|March - July||The Civil Rights movement||Jim Crow Laws.
Greensboro sit ins.
Malcolm X / Martin Luther King.