History is not just the story of dates, people and civilisations of the past, rather it is an active argument with the past. An historian is not a narrator, rather, he or she is a detective. History at Year 7 equips students with the basic skills that allows this interrogation of the past. They begin to acquire the critical skills of an historian, including an ability to interpret evidence, identifying and utilising a range of sources, evaluating those sources, understanding reasons for change and continuity and developing research questions.
These newly acquired historical skills will be applied to a rigorous study of Ancient Rome and Ancient China complemented by an individual research project on a civilisation of the students’ choice.
- Source Analysis Task: Ancient Rome.
- Test: Ancient China.
- Individual Investigation: Daily Life in an Ancient Civilisation.