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#1 Kerry Hayward

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Posted 25 March 2009 - 12:22 PM

What do you do in your Humanities department?

In my department we have an unusual organisation for Y7 & Y8 History and Geography. We're a Humanities faculty and all teach History and Geography in Y7 & Y8 for 3 periods a week. At present our students swap half way through the year from History to Geography (or visa versa), but I fear that this swapping prevents proper progression and have proposed that we teach a full year of each subject instead. But this would mean a year without any History lessons.

Anyone facing a similar delemma or resolved one recently? Any suggestions gratefully received.

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Edited by Kerry Hayward, 25 March 2009 - 01:59 PM.


#2 DaveStacey

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Posted 25 March 2009 - 02:18 PM

Why not think of a more project based approach that would allow you to cover the History and Geography NC, but in a more joined up and creative way?

You could do a local study that picks up on the places, environment & pattern element in Geog and hits a particular period and skill in history. Or look at the impact of migration through the 20th C or the slave trade.

Would avoid the switch, the dip and hopefully will create something more meaningful as well.

#3 Jonathan Cussons

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Posted 26 March 2009 - 11:47 AM

We are a Humanities Faculty too. We teach integrated Humanities at Years 7 and 8, including RE and PSHCE. We approach with an overarching theme (e.g. crime). We then look at the geography aspect of that theme (the geography of crime), the historical strand (crime and punishment throught time) and then RE (religious beliefs to crime/punishment). This seems to work well and the students can see links betweent he three disciplines.

I have plans and outlines if you are interested.

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#4 lindsayh

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Posted 26 March 2009 - 03:03 PM

I was just about to post about this.
Our school has just propsed a new curriculum starting with September's year 7. This will roll out to Year 8 too.
Pupils will have 6 lessons a week with a Skills teacher. They will be History/Geog specialists. This will cover History, Geog and SEAL as well as Citizenship.
The idea is to teach pupils transferrable skills via a topic.
Does anyone have any experience of this, or exemplar SOW I could look at please?
Many thanks

#5 Dan Moorhouse

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Posted 27 March 2009 - 06:32 AM

We have a similar timetable for year 7. One half term we teach two history, one geog, then switch it the next half term. Next year we're moving to sme form of integrated humanities - any sow's would be much appreciated!

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Posted 27 March 2009 - 07:00 AM

I meant to be more detailed!
I (as a History teacher without so much as a Geog GCSE!) will be expected to deliver quite a lot of Geography.
Are there any good websites on teaching geog? Or an info around about this topic based approach?
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Posted 27 March 2009 - 10:25 AM

I was just about to post about this.
Our school has just propsed a new curriculum starting with September's year 7. This will roll out to Year 8 too.
Pupils will have 6 lessons a week with a Skills teacher. They will be History/Geog specialists. This will cover History, Geog and SEAL as well as Citizenship.
The idea is to teach pupils transferrable skills via a topic.
Does anyone have any experience of this, or exemplar SOW I could look at please?
Many thanks



We are starting this next year. 3 lessons a week of geog, hist, citz, seal and PLTS. Geog and Hist keep their discrete one lesson a week. All lessons next to each other e.g periods 3,4,5 to allow for trips. I'm helping to write the schemes of work. So far we have 4 weeks thinking skills, organisation, 8 weeks Olympics, 8 weeks Romans, 8 weeks my world, 8 weeks crime and 3 weeks on a final project.I have a draft of the olynpics scheme if you want to see it. It's actually really exciting. The emphasis is on the skills and the PLTs rather than the content.
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#8 Kerry Hayward

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Posted 27 March 2009 - 12:14 PM

I was just about to post about this.
Our school has just propsed a new curriculum starting with September's year 7. This will roll out to Year 8 too.
Pupils will have 6 lessons a week with a Skills teacher. They will be History/Geog specialists. This will cover History, Geog and SEAL as well as Citizenship.
The idea is to teach pupils transferrable skills via a topic.
Does anyone have any experience of this, or exemplar SOW I could look at please?
Many thanks



We are starting this next year. 3 lessons a week of geog, hist, citz, seal and PLTS. Geog and Hist keep their discrete one lesson a week. All lessons next to each other e.g periods 3,4,5 to allow for trips. I'm helping to write the schemes of work. So far we have 4 weeks thinking skills, organisation, 8 weeks Olympics, 8 weeks Romans, 8 weeks my world, 8 weeks crime and 3 weeks on a final project.I have a draft of the olynpics scheme if you want to see it. It's actually really exciting. The emphasis is on the skills and the PLTs rather than the content.
Rachel



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Posted 27 March 2009 - 01:45 PM

I was just about to post about this.
Our school has just propsed a new curriculum starting with September's year 7. This will roll out to Year 8 too.
Pupils will have 6 lessons a week with a Skills teacher. They will be History/Geog specialists. This will cover History, Geog and SEAL as well as Citizenship.
The idea is to teach pupils transferrable skills via a topic.
Does anyone have any experience of this, or exemplar SOW I could look at please?
Many thanks



We are starting this next year. 3 lessons a week of geog, hist, citz, seal and PLTS. Geog and Hist keep their discrete one lesson a week. All lessons next to each other e.g periods 3,4,5 to allow for trips. I'm helping to write the schemes of work. So far we have 4 weeks thinking skills, organisation, 8 weeks Olympics, 8 weeks Romans, 8 weeks my world, 8 weeks crime and 3 weeks on a final project.I have a draft of the olynpics scheme if you want to see it. It's actually really exciting. The emphasis is on the skills and the PLTs rather than the content.
Rachel


Rachel, that would be fab if you don't mind. I am more than happy to send you some of our stuff when it is done.
Many thanks

#10 Rachel H

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Posted 27 March 2009 - 02:15 PM

have just PM'd you Lindsay.
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#11 lindsayh

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Posted 27 March 2009 - 08:50 PM

Thanks Rachel, I will forward you some stuff when we have something concrete.
This will be a great help :D

#12 Jonathan Cussons

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Posted 29 March 2009 - 05:16 PM

Furter to my earlier post, I have uploaded the Y7 overview.

This is not a detailed SoW but an overview of enquiry questions/lessons and provides a basic outline.

There are some gaps where we have not planned out lessons as yet.

Thanks

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#13 welshie

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Posted 10 June 2010 - 04:02 PM

[Hi Jonathan,

really like the look of your Year 7 overview. Do you have the more detailed one available? Just mapping our a whole key stage and would love some inspiration.

Thanks

Jo




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