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Curriculum

The HRC KS3 curriculum will ensure all your students gain the vital knowledge they need for success.

Find out about the HRC curriculum by reading this essential guide.

What’s going live and when?

Whats coming soon:

  1. An enquiry using a soldier’s diary to extracts to challenge common misconceptions about the Western Front Autumn 2021.
  2. A mystery style enquiry, using MI5 sources, answering the questions: a. Why was exotic dancer and spy Mata Hara executed? b. Did Mata Hara deserve to executed? Autumn 2021.
  3. An enquiry broadening the lens of study for the First World War, introducing students to the global war – and to the long-lasting impacts of that war across Africa. Autumn 2021.
  4. An enquiry answering the question: What did the artists of the Panthéon de la Guerre want to tell us about the First World War? The enquiry uses the painting as a way of exploring the idea of commemoration, as students consider the ways in which the painting might have served to highlight and distort certain aspects of the war. Autumn 2021.
  5. An enquiry answering the question: How much had really changed for women by the end of the 1960s? This enquiry gets students to do some sophisticated thinking about change and continuity, applying this to the subject of life for women in the 1960s. Autumn 2021.
  6. An enquiry using a song from the 1980s to evaluate the premiership of Margaret Thatcher. This enquiry introduces students to some of the key themes from Margaret Thatcher’s time in power, developing students’ understanding of the Falklands War, the Cold War, SUS laws and privatisation. Autumn 2021.
  7. An enquiry answering the question: The Falklands Syndrome: What were the consequences of the Falklands War? Here, students are then tasked with allocating timings within a history podcast dedicated to the consequences of the Falklands War, deciding which of the consequences were the most significant – and which therefore deserve to have the most time dedicated to them in the podcast. Autumn 2021.  
  8. An enquiry entitled: The miners’ strike of 1984-5: What would you do? This enquiry gets students involved in an engaging ‘decision-maker’ activity, in which they put themselves in the shoes of miners in the 1980s, whose livelihoods were under threat from government decisions to close a large number of the collieries. Autumn, 2021.

Already Available:

Overview lesson to the entire KS3 curriculum

  1. Enquiry process lesson: The mystery of the Loughshinny skeletons.
  2. Six enquiry unit on the Norman Conquest including knowledge organiser test.
  3. Five enquiry unit on ‘beliefs’ in the Medieval period including knowledge organiser test.
  4. Six enquiry unit on ‘power’ in the Medieval period including knowledge organiser and test.
  5. Five enquiry unit on ‘ordinary lives’ in the Medieval period including knowledge organiser and test –
  6. Three enquiry overview unit introducing the Early Modern Period.
  7. Five enquiry unit on ‘beliefs’ in the Early Modern Period including knowledge organiser and test.
  8. Five enquiry unit on ‘cultural encounters’ in the Early Modern Period including knowledge organiser and test.
  9. Five enquiry unit on ‘power’ in the Early Modern Period including knowledge organiser and test.
  10. Seven enquiry unit on ‘Wider World Histories’ focusing on the History of Benin.
  11. Three enquiries on Wider World Histories focusing on African History.
  12. Five enquiry unit on ‘ordinary lives’ in the Early Modern Period including knowledge organiser and test.
  13. Two overviews of the Industrial Period. One focusing on Turner, the other on the opening ceremony of the London Olympics.
  14. Four enquiry unit on ‘beliefs’ in the Industrial Period including knowledge organiser and test.
  15. Six enquiry unit on ‘power’ in the Industrial Period including knowledge organiser and test.
  16.  Five enquiry unit on ‘ordinary lives’ in the Industrial Period including knowledge organiser and test.
  17. Loads and loads of individual enquiries ready to teach the Industrial Period.
  18. A fully resourced coherent French Revolution unit of work.
  19. Loads of individual enquiries ready for you to teach the 20th Century World.
  20. Seven enquiry unit on The British Empire.
  21. Six enquiry unit providing a thematic study for KS3 on crime and punishment.
  22. A Fascinating enquiry using contemporary  German satirical maps to explain why World War One broke out.