Students: Year 8 KS3


Literacy in History:

How to write a great history essay


History Skills / Concepts progress ladder

New Monarch Timeline since 1066

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Unit 5: French Revolution

Topic 1: Context - French society & France's place in the world

Topic 2: Why did the people rise up?

Bastille Interpretations

Topic 3: What happened after Bastille?

Topic 4: King Louis XVI execution: how did we get from the Bastille to the Guillotine?

French Rev - Key Knowledge

Topic 5: Robespierre, the Jacobins and The Terror

Topic 6: Did the Revolutionaries achieve their goal and how revolutionary was the French Revolution?

Essay Planning Sheet

Napoleon's changes

Unit 1: Life under the Stuarts: Was the world really turned upside down?

Topic 1: Introduction and context of Stuart England

Topic 2: What was the witch craze?

Macbeth Text

Topic 3: What happened during the Gunpowder Plot?

Were the plotters framed?

Topic 4: Who was Charles I and was he to blame for his own problems?

Causes of Civil War Sheet

Civil War Essay Guide

Topic 5: What was life like during the English Civil War?

Topic 6: Key Battles of the English Civil War

Topic 7: Charles I's trial and execution

Extra info, sources & Qs

Trial Role Play

Topic 8: What was life like under Oliver Cromwell?


Cromwell interpretations

Unit 2: Industrial Revolution and how it shaped the modern world

Unit 3: How did Britain build an empire?

Unit 4: The Slave Trade and Abolition

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