WELCOME TO THE HISTORY DEPARTMENT Your guide to the year ahead.
On your exercise book write Your name and tutor group History Mr Wallbanks Room 27
THIS IS OUR GUIDETO TELL YOU WHATTO YOU WILL BESTUDYING IN THEYEAR AHEAD ANDSOME OF THEACTIVITIES ANDCLUBS GOING ONIN SCHOOL.
YOUR FIRST HOMEWORK I want you to collect loads of pictures on any historical theme and bring them to class. You are going to use these to create your own personal book cover
HISTORY CLUBS There will be two clubs run in the history department every week. On Tuesdays at lunchtime there will be a homework and activities club. Come and join us and you can watch Horrible Histories TV shows, read and get extra help to complete your homework. Every Thursday lunchtime the Crime History Club meet to find out more about some of the most famous criminals and crimes from history as well as a look at how we’ve punished or even tortured criminals. To find out more about these go to room 27 at 1.30pm on Tuesday or Thursday.
VISITS The history department will be running a number of visits during the year. We’ll be taking a group of students to the Horrible Histories’ Rotten Roman’s show at the theatre in November. We’ve organised a trip to London for our year 8 and 9 students to visit loads of historic sites. We’re hoping to run a trip to Normandy in France later in the year We’re hoping to visit Beeston Castle and other sites during the year.
HOMEWORKYour teacher will give you a special sheet with loads ofprojects and activities for you to choose from. You need tohand in at least two by the end of our first half-term and twomore by Christmas. These will be reviewed with yourteacher and recorded. You will be given a range of rewardsfor good work.Your teacher will occasionally need to set homework relatingto work in your lesson in addition to these activities.You can get extra help to finish homework at the schoolhomework club or in the History Activities Club which will runevery Tuesday lunchtime. There will be NO EXCUSES!
HOW WILL WE REWARD YOUR GOOD WORK? 1) Positive comments/ use of marking stampers 2) Use of stickers on work to award house points 3) Postcards home if you complete an exceptional piece of work. 4) Achievement certificates will be given to outstanding students as a recognition of their work. 5) A letter home from the Director of History and Headteacher for any students who continuously produce outstanding work.
HERE’S A QUICK LOOK AT THIS TERM’SHOMEWORK ACTIVITIES Create a cartoon strip or diary of a Design a Roman recipe book - try Design a model of a Roman Soldier, day in the life of a Roman Soldier. and research some authentic if possible include a description of This must have at least 5 entries Roman Recipes. what he is wearing. Produce a timeline of the Roman Create a board game of Roman Produce a PowerPoint or Word Empire - either as a poster/word Soldier Snakes ‘n’ Ladders. At the document presentation explaining document/or PowerPoint - you top will be their retirement, and the equipment of a Roman soldier could even make a ‘washing line’ the beginning they are a new and the importance of each piece of key events. recruit. of kit. Design a history definitions Create an imaginary film report on Create a family tree showing your handbook, complete with the eruption of Vesuvius. family history, as far back as you sentences to say what each key can find out about! word we have studied this term means. Prepare a presentation on Roman Produce a tour guide to Pompeii. fashions. (It can be ICT or a poster)
WHAT WILL YOU STUDY? What are the skills of the Historian? Using evidence / types of evidence/ handling evidence/ anachronisms/ bias How do we measure time? Putting events into order/ Using and creating timelines. You will have a test to assess your learning Who were the Romans? The story of Romulus and Remus. The growth of the Roman Empire / Why was the Roman army so successful? What have the Romans done for us? / What happened in Pompeii? A trail around a Roman town? Life in Medieval England The story of the Battle of Hastings/ The Feudal System/ Domesday Book/ How did castles develop? What was life like for a medieval peasant? Design a booklet to describe life in a medieval town . Why was the church so important to medieval peasants? The story of the murder of Thomas Beckett What was the Black Death? Why did the Peasants Revolt against their king?
All of your assessments will be stored in a special folder with your reviews andtarget setting work.You will be given a target sheet to put on the front of your folder, a level descriptorand assessment tracking sheets within their folder.
For every assessment you will check each others’ workand review your own assessments before your teachermarks it and records your level.You will use these scores in future target setting andreview activities.You will also complete regular self-reviews and keepthese in your folder.
FINALLY We want you to enjoy studying history but you need to be willing to work hard, take part in lessons and try out new ways of learning. Department detentions will be held every week for anyone who doesn’t meet expectations for homework, behaviour or effort.