Curriculum Outline Humanities - Grade 2

Course Outline 2019-2020           

Subject: Humanities                         Grade:2/ Year 3

First Term

History: Romans

  • The Roman Empire and its impact on Britain
  • Develop a chronologically secure knowledge and understanding of British, local and world history, establishing clear narratives.
  • To understand where the Roman Empire began.
  • Julius Caesar's attempted invasion in 55-54BC
  • Develop a chronologically secure knowledge and understanding of British, local and world history, establishing clear narratives.
  • To use research skills to find out about Julius Caesar
  • The Roman Empire by AD42 and the power of its army Construct informed responses that involve thoughtful selection and organisation of relevant historical information
  • To use research skills to find out what a Roman Soldier wore and why.
  • To establish a chronological understanding of the Roman Invasion of Britain
  • To understand the size and structure of Hadrian’s Wall as it was when it was first built.
  • To look at the events of 'Boudicca's Rebellion' from different perspectives.
  • To explore Roman mosaics and create a mosaic.
  • To explore Roman mosaics and create a music.
  • To discover facts about Roman Roads and find out where they were built.
  • To learn about Roman Numerals

Geography: Settlements

Unit 1-Life in a village

Unit 4-Village Life

  • To illustrate how our need for shelter, warmth and protection is reflected in house design
  • To help children relate a photograph and a plan of the same place
  • To consolidate children’s’ understanding of a village through a practical map work exercise.

Second Term

History: Stone age

Unit 1: From hunters-gatherers to village people

  • Life in the Stone Age
  • Food and shelters in the Stone Age
  • Farming changes the world
  • Living in one place

Geography: Natural Disasters

Volcanoes

  • Types of volcanoes (Active/Non-active)
  • Locations
  • Impact 
    Earthquakes
  • Causes of earthquakes
  • Impact

Third Term

History:  Early Civilization

Unit 3: Early Civilization

  • History of the UAE
  • Farming and food
  • City life in the early civilization
  • Writing and number system
  • Trade and war

Geography: Climates Around the World

Unit 2: Weather around the world

  • Polar
  • Desert
  • Tropical
  • Temperate

 Teaching Resources

  • UK National Curriculum
  • World Watch
  • UAE fact sheet
  • Atlas
  • Collins Dictionary

Assessments: Breakdown of 100% mark

The final grade for the course will be calculated based on:

Multiple forms of assessments, both formal and informal, will be used to gain knowledge about a student’s level of understanding.  Assessments will be in the form of End of Unit Evaluations, End of Unit Project, Formal Assessment.  All formal test dates will be posted on the communicator.

 

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