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History Curriculum

History

At Charlotte Sharman we believe that a high-quality history curriculum will help pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. It inspires pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past. We aim to ensure that all pupils:

  • know and understand the history of Britain as a coherent, chronological narrative from the earliest times to the present day, how people’s lives have shaped this nation and how Britain has influenced and been influenced by the wider world. 

  • know and understand significant aspects of the history of the wider world: the nature of ancient civilisations, the expansion and dissolution of empires, characteristic features of past non-European societies, achievements and follies of mankind.

  • gain and deploy a historically-grounded understanding of abstract term such as empire, civilisation, parliament and peasantry

  • understand historical concepts such as continuity and change, cause and consequence, similarity, difference and significance, and use them to make connections, draw contrasts, analyse trends, frame historically valid questions and create their own structured accounts, including written narratives and analysis 

  • understand the methods of historical enquiry, including how evidence is used to make historical claims and discern how and why contrasting arguments and interpretations of the past have been constructed

  • gain historical perspective by placing their growing knowledge into different contexts

  • understand the connections between local, regional, national and international history, between cultural , economic, military, political, religious and social history and between short and long-term timescales.

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