Topic 3 Year 7 History

Topic  The Tudor Religious Rollercoaster
No of lessons  16-19
When is it happening  Year 7 Term 2 - 3
What will students learn Students develop their understanding of the development of Church, state and society in Britain 1509-1745.
Key Knowledge that students should know at the end of 'Topic' This is the knowledge that students will meet for the first time in this topic  Students will learn about the key features of the Renaissance, the social structure and the position of women in particular the changing attitude towards the Church, education and how this is aided by the printing press. Students will learn the differences and key features of Catholicism and Protestantism through the study of the Reformation and the counter-reformation. This will be done through studying Henry VIII-Elizabeth I
This is knowledge that students may have met before but will need to deepen their understanding  Students are recalling the importance of a line of succession for a monarch. Students will recall knowledge of the balance of power between the Church and the state. Students will recall key features of Medieval life and the position of women in order to account for the changes in the early modern era.
Key Skills that students should be able to demonstrate at the end of 'Topic' This is the skills  that students will meet for the first time in this topic Students will develop their inference and source skills from the previous unit. Students will use methods of historical enquiry in relation to interpretations specifically, how and why, contrasting interpretations are constructed.
This is skills that students may have met before but will need to develop  Students will be drawing upon the knowledge and understanding gained from source analysis of Doom paintings from Middle Ages unit as well as the ability to construct and write a balanced argument.
Key vocabulary that students should know and understand Renaissance, Hierarchy, Succession, Court, Reformation, Protestantism, Pope, Heretics, Interpretation, Martyr, Parliament, Plot, Civil War, Puritan, Roundhead, Cavalier, Interregnum
The Big Question  How far did the religious rollercoaster affect the lives of everyday people?


 Key questions that students should be able to answer at the end of the 'Topic'




What was the Renaissance?
What was life like in the 1500s?
Catholics vs Protestants
Who was Henry VIII?
Why did Henry VIII break with Rome?
How did religion change in the mid-Tudor period?
Why has there been so much interest in Mary I?
Did Elizabeth solve the religious problems?
What was the Gunpowder plot?
Killing a King
What was life like in Cromwell's England?
Restoration and the Great Fire of London