History Key Stage 3

History Key Stage 3

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 overviewThemes Unit content
September - NovemberThe Norman ConquestLife 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 - MarchThe Crusades
Religion in Medieval society.
The importance of the Church.
The War of the Cross.
Failure of the Crusades.
The Magna Carta.
King John.
March - JulyThe TudorsHenry VIII - wives.
Henry VIII and the creation of a new Church in England.
Catholics and Protestants.
Edward VI.
Mary I.
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 overviewThemes Unit content
September - NovemberBlack People of AmericaWhat is slavery?
The Slave Triangle.
Attitudes to Slavery.
Africa before Slavery.
The Middle Passage.
Slave Auctions.
Plantation life.
Slave Rebellions.
The American Civil War.
November - MarchIndustrial RevolutionCauses of the Industrial Revolution.
Changes in Britain from 1750-1900.
Factory/working conditions.
Living conditions.
Titus salt.
Crime and punishment: Jack the Ripper
March - JulyWW1Long Term Causes of the War.
Assassination of Franz Ferdinand.
Start of the war.
Trench Warfare.
Local soldiers.
Manchester Hill.
Battle of the Somme.
Home Front.
Impact on Women.
Treaty of Versailles.
Year 9 curriculum overviewThemesUnit content
September - NovemberNazi Germany and the HolocaustHitler’s Early life.
Munich Putsch.
How did Hitler come into power.
Treatment of Jews.
Anne Frank.
Final solution.
Conditions in the camps.
Modern genocide.
November - March20th Century conflictsConflict 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
Why Vietnam?
Tactics used by both sides.
Media at the time of the crisis - reliable evidence?
How did it end?
Evaluation of success
March - JulyThe Civil Rights movementJim Crow Laws.
School Segregation.
Emmett Till.
Rosa Parks.
Greensboro sit ins.
Malcolm X / Martin Luther King.
America Today