Wolmer’s Boys’ School
Department of History and Social Studies
Subject: History Unit Plan
Year Group: First (1st) Form
Term: Christmas Term
Duration: 14 weeks: 2 hours per week
Special skills to develop: Recall information. Define terms. Identify and apply relevant investigative techniques. Identify perspectives. Use an index. Use graphical aids (maps, charts,
Describe the key contributions made by
the founding benefactors.
John Wolmer; William Crosse; Thomas
Harrison; Ellis Wolfe; William
Patterson; Edward Hanna; Dr. Ludlow
Moodie; Sir Florizel Glasspole.
Book: The legacy of a
goldsmith – Professor
Tour of downtown
Kingston (sites of the
locations of Wolmer’s;
Church; Old Wolmer’s
Yard; Coke Methodist
The history of Wolmer’s
Explain the significance of the founding
and existence of the schools.
Identify the location of the Wolmer’s
schools in the past and currently.
Sing and recite the words of the school
Explain the significance of the school’s
Locate and describe important
monuments and landmarks related to
the history of the school.
Identify major milestones in the school’s
Education in Jamaica in the 18
century. Significance of being a ‘Free
Wolmer’s school in the 18th & 19th
centuries. Wolmer’s Boys’ School;
Wolmer’s Girls’ School; Wolmer’s
Age Quod Agis.
School Crest; School Motto; School
John Wolmer monument; Cenotaph;
Mico fence; French Peanut tree;
Handout notes on the
history of Wolmer’s
Tour of Wolmer’s
Outline the contributions of the
principals of Wolmer’s to the
development of the school.
Research the contributions of
outstanding Wolmerians to Jamaican
society and overseas.
Senior Science Block; Sixth Form
Important Milestones in Wolmer’s
The principals of Wolmer’s. (Longest
serving; longest serving of Wolmer’s
Boys School; first; current; shortest
serving; principals who were ministers
of religion; first Black principal; acting
principals; female principal of
Wolmer’s Boys School, etc.)
Research project from identified
categories, such as, sports,
government & politics, arts &
entertainment, architecture, business,
6 - 14
Explain the nature of history.
Gather and interpret information.
The importance of studying history.
Distinguish between primary and
Use a variety of sources, including
primary and secondary sources (eg.
magazines, interviews, audio-visual
materials, diaries, journals).
Research, summarize, organize and
Elements of history (source and fact).
Methods used by historians to gather
and interpret information.
Concept of time in history.
(a)Sequence, Change, Continuity.
(b)Calculation of time: BC/BCE &
Book: Creating a nation:
Jamaica – June Wallace &
of key terms.
present information in a specific form
(pictorial, oral, written or graphic).
Work cooperatively in groups.
(c)How historians count years:
century, decade, era, dynasty,
Examples of change over time.