History

Welcome Year 6 Historians!

Autumn 1: Were The Vikings Vicious or Victorious?

This topic will explore whether the Vikings raided or settled and why?

Please take some time to read our Knowledge Organiser below

 

Spring: What was life like in Elizabethan England?

This half term we will be researching the reign of Elizabeth I and the time of Shakespeare. Who was Elizabethan? What was her reign like? What was the popular culture? Who were the explorers? Crimes and punishments.

Some of Our Questions

How and why did Elizabeth I control her image?

Were there any people against her?  Who and why?

How did she feel about marriage?

What was different or the same between Elizabethan times and today?

Was everyone's experience roughly the same?  If not, what did it depend on?

Write a biography of William Shakespeare.

The biography must be at least 100 words BUT no more than 150 words!

Choose the information carefully!  Include: birth, death, significant events, achievements.

Helpful websites - remember to use your own words!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryhistory/famouspeople/william_shakespeare

https://www.bbc.co.uk/education/clips/zc4nfg8

http://www.shakespearesglobe.com/discovery-space/fact-sheets

 

What was the difference between rich and poor Elizabethans?

Compare: health, hygiene, homes, work, leisure
Investigate Elizabethan attitudes to life and their values
Compare to contemporary issues and the moral dimensions, eg to poverty, crime and punishment

Rich and Poor Elizabethans

http://primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/tudors/poor.htm

http://www.tudorbritain.org/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/learning/schoolradio/subjects/history/tudors/sketches_clips/rich_and_poor

https://www.bbc.co.uk/education/clips/zt4kjxs

https://www.bbc.co.uk/education/clips/zdc4d2p

https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/discover/history/general-history/tudor-facts/#!/register

Elizabeth 1

BBC Elizabeth 1  http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryhistory/famouspeople/elizabeth_i.htm

http://primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/tudors/kings/elizabeth1.htm

Elizabeth 1 and the Spanish Armada  http://www.rmg.co.uk/discover/explore/elizabeth-i-and-spanish-armada

Shakespeare

Shakespeare & the Globe Theatre  https://www.bbc.co.uk/education/clips/zx9kjxs

Shakespeare's Life https://www.bbc.co.uk/education/clips/zthdjxs

Download the Globe app for an in depth tour of this iconic theatre or click on the link below:

http://www.shakespearesglobe.com/about-us/virtual-tour

Reconstruction of The Globe 

http://www.shakespearesglobe.com/playground/read/facts/shakespeares-globe

Tour Guide

http://www.shakespearesglobe.com/playground/exploring-shakespeare

Summer: Who were the Maya and what have we learnt from them?

Useful Websites:

Maya Archaeologist: http://mayaarchaeologist.co.uk/index.php/pupils/

An introduction to the Maya: http://www.bbc.co.uk/guides/zqv6msg

Maya World  http://maya.nmai.si.edu/the-maya/maya-world

Life in the Rainforest: https://www.rainforest-alliance.org/kids/rainforest-stories

Visit the home of the Maya: http://www.nationalgeographicexpeditions.com/expeditions/chichen-itza-tikal-mayan-ruins-tour/detail

The Maya Project: http://mayaproject.org.uk

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