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

Year 7 Curriculum Overview Topic Unit content
Term 1 The Medieval World Life in Anglo Saxon England, Contenders to the throne in 1066, The Battle of Hastings? How did William establish control of England? Life, Crime and Punishment in Medieval England, Castles, The Black Death, The Peasants Revolt. Case Study on Baghdad and China.
Term 2 Religion and Sate The Crusades – The War of the Cross and the impact of Islamic civilisations
Term 3 The Mughal Empire The rise and fall of the Mughal Empire. the impact of the East India Company
The Tudors The impact of Black Tudors


Year 8

Year 8 Curriculum Overview Topic Unit content
Term 1 The Slave Trade Africa before Slavery. What is Slavery? The Slave Triangle, The Middle Passage, Slave auctions, Plantation life, Slave rebellions, Abolition of Slavery, Female Abolitionists
Crime, Punishment and Protest Context of the Industrial Revolution, Peterloo Massacre, Metropolitan Police, Prisons, Jack the Ripper
Term 2 Women’s Rights Suffragettes and Suffragists, Emily Davison, Princess Sophia, Hunger Strikes, Women and War
Term 3 World War One Causes of WWI, Recruitment and Propaganda, Commonwealth Soldiers, Trench Warfare, Weapons, Battle of the Somme, Manchester and WWI, End of War


Year 9

Year 9 Curriculum Overview Topic Unit content
Term 1 Civil Rights Movement In Britain and America Jim Crow Laws, School Segregation, ‘Bussing out’, Lynching, Emmett Till, Stephen lawrence, Kelso Cochrane, Rosa Parks, Claudette Colvin The Bristol Bus Boycotts, , Greensboro Sit Ins, Black Panthers, Black Power in Britain, Malik El Shabaz, Martin Luther King, The National Front
Nazi Germany Hitler’s early life, Munich Putsch, Hitler’s Rise to Power, Propaganda, Education / Youth, Women, Terror, Opposition
Term 2 Holocaust Treatment of Jews, Kristallnacht, Ghettoes, Life in Camps, Why Remember the Holocaust?
Term 3 Conflict in the 20th century World War Two, Partition of India, Conflict in the Middle East,