Lessons

What can we make the traces of ‘migrant stories’ reveal about the history of the British Isles over a thousand years?

Introduction to History at Secondary School

This introductory lesson not only establishes the class ethic and some key tenets of the subject, but entices students with a mystery homework that fits straight into their first enquiry. What can me make the coin reveal?

What is History? – an introductory lesson to the subject

Enquiry Introduction

Students – hopefully now excited to tell of their theories about the coin – will be ready to meet the enquiry question. Students work with both the Islamic coin and a quote from William of Malmesbury to examine sources/traces from the past and the intellectual work historians do to make inferences from them.

What can we make the traces of ‘migrant stories’ reveal about the history of the British Isles over a thousand years?

Before 1066

This lesson introduces students – with a broad brush – to the migrations to the British Isles in the first millenium; the Celtic and Roman presence, the Anglo-Saxon migration and the Heptarchy. The focus of the lesson is on notable case studies of figures who made their way to the British Isles in the 10th and 11th centuries before 1066.

What can we make the traces of ‘migrant stories’ reveal about the history of the British Isles before 1066?

1066 – 1500

What can we make the traces of ‘migrant stories’ reveal about the history of the British Isles between 1066 and 1500?

1500 – 1750

What can we make the traces of ‘migrant stories’ reveal about the history of the British Isles between 1500 and 1750?

1750 – 1900

What can we make the traces of ‘migrant stories’ reveal about the history of the British Isles between 1750 and 1900?

1900 – Today

What can we make the traces of ‘migrant stories’ reveal about the history of the British Isles between 1900 and today?

Assessment – Outcome Task