To consolidate the learning we have done in class:
History Recap: 1066 and the Norman Conquest
Revise and consolidate your knowledge about this key year in England’s history by exploring it again through this six-part animated series that explores the key events of the battle for the throne in 1066 and how William the Conqueror secured power.
You will find the series by following this link:
If you are feeling inspired, you could create a storyboard/ comic strip that tells the story of 1066 from the viewpoint either of one of William’s knights or an Anglo-Saxon follower of Harold Godwinson.
Alternatively, you could do the BBC Bitesize History lessons on The Norman Conquest (https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z4yjqp3) and The Domesday Book and the Feudal System (https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zh6xt39)
Mercury and Helium
History Recap: The Suffragettes
Revise and consolidate your knowledge about Emmeline Pankhurst and the Suffragettes by watching these four short clips, which look at the personal loves, losses and political passions that transformed Emmeline Pankhurst from a working mum from Manchester into a militant activist.
These clips are taken from the BBC series Emmeline Pankhurst: The Making of a Militant and are available at the following site:
If you are feeling inspired, you could write a profile of Emmeline Pankhurst summing up her background, her work and her impact.
To have a go at a new topic:
Explore the historical rollercoaster that was the reign of the Tudors.
Use the following link to BBC Bitesize https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zynp34j
Focus on the following sections:
If you are feeling inspired, you could pick one king or queen and design a ‘Time Traveller’s Guide to England’ leaflet to show potential time travellers what they could expect to find in their reign.
And remember, watching Horrible Histories definitely counts!
Mercury and Helium
Explore what life was like for young people in Nazi Germany.
Use the following link to BBC Bitesize https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zfnp34j/resources/1
Focus on the following clips:
German children and the Hitler Youth
Girls and Boys in Nazi Germany
Hans and Sophie Scholl and the resistance leaflets
Why was the Hitler Youth so important?
Young People in Nazi Germany
If you are feeling inspired, you could do some further research into The White Rose Movement. This was a group of students at Munich University, who demonstrated enormous courage in opposing the Nazis. They included Hans and Sophie Scholl. You might want to produce a profile of this group including their beliefs, their actions and what happened to them.
The following links to a thought-provoking article about a surviving member of the group: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-21521060
To challenge yourself even further:
If you have internet access, have a go at the series of lessons on ‘Medieval Power and Rebellion’ on the Oak National Academy website.You can find these by searching for ‘National Oak Academy’. Click on the link to the homepage then click on ‘Find Lessons’ then ‘Subject’ then ‘Year 7’ then ‘History’.
Mercury and Helium
If you have internet access, have a go at the series of lessons on ‘The Age of Revolutions’ on the Oak National Academy website. You can find these by searching for ‘National Oak Academy’. Click on the link to the homepage then click on ‘Find Lessons’ then ‘Subject’ then ‘Year 8’ then ‘History’.
For anybody in Xenon, Mercury or Helium who does not have access to the internet or for anybody who wants to try something different, have a go at the ‘Stay-At-Home History Challenge’ on the worksheet attached.
Remember you can send any work you do into firstname.lastname@example.org or if you are using your school email address then you can send your work back directly to Ms Cooney.