In Year 8 pupils have three lessons of Humanities a week. Pupils are taught in a mixed ability sets. Pupils will be completing a different topic half term, each with assessment tasks linked to them. They will learn about the three Humanities subjects in separate units across the year. Each week pupils will receive an extended learning activity to be completed at home.
|GEOGRAPHY||Pupils will learn;
• How and why do people live in Risky places?
• How does life in Africa compare with life in the UK?
|• What are the causes, effects and solutions to floods?
• What is it like to live through a Hurricane ?– comparison between HICs and LICs
• Tour of Africa picking out the Human, Environmental and Physical aspects of the continent
• Controlled assessment research activity to culminate in comparison of two places.
|HISTORY||Pupils will learn;
• How ideas, beliefs and power changed in the Tudor, Stuart and Renaissance periods.
• What did the Industrial revolution do for you?
• From slavery to Obama, How did live change for black peoples of the Americas?
|• Unit assessments on knowledge and understanding of power and belief in this period.
• A causes assessment on the Industrial Revolution.
• Change and continuity how life changed for black people from slavery to today.
|RELIGIOUS EDUCATION||What do we mean by spirituality?
Students reflect on whether spirituality is a necessary aspect of being human and the different ways people express their spirituality through art, music and architecture.
Who was this baby? Students examine the life, teachings and example of Jesus.
|Students complete two assessments:
A poem explaining their ideas and those of others on what it means to be spiritual and using ICT design a virtual tour of a sacred building.
Students complete two assessments:
'Has Christmas lost its true meaning?' - an investigation into the what Christmas means to people and a newspaper article 'Fact or Fiction' on one of Jesus' miracles.