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Kilkeel High School, Knockchree Avenue, Kilkeel

Key Stage 3

The following topics are covered in Years 8-10.

YEAR 8

 

Unit 1: What is History?

Overview:

Research events in their lifetime and produce timelines.

Create an awareness of the importance of time and chronology in the study of History.

 

Unit 2: The Normans and the Medieval World

Overview:

How did the Normans get control and how successful were they?

What was life under the Normans like for ordinary people?

What impact did the Black Death have on public health in Norman society?

Why did the Normans come to Ireland and what did they do for us?

 

Key Events:

The Battle of Hastings

The Normans come to Ireland

 

Key Personalities:

William, Harold and Harald

Strongbow and MacMurrough, De Courcy

 

Aspect of Society:

 Life in Castles

Life in towns and countryside

 

 

YEAR 9

 

Rivalry and Conflict in 16th and 17th Britain, Ireland and Europe

Overview:

The Search for a New World

Luther, Henry V111 and the Reformation

The challenges to England in the Elizabethan Age

The Early Stuarts

The Later Stuarts, the Glorious Revolution and the Williamite Wars

 

Key Events:

Reformation

Spanish Armada

Gunpowder Plot

Williamite Wars
 

Key Personalities:

Luther

Elizabeth and Philip

Mary Queen of Scots

James, William and Louis

 

Aspects of Society:

Reformation (religion)

Conquest and Warfare

 

 

YEAR 10

 

Unit 1: 20th Century Developments

Unit 2: World War One

Unit 3: Partition of Ireland

 

Overview:

Ireland in 1800

The development of Nationalism and Unionism

The Home Rule Crisis -> Partition

The effects of Partition -> present day

Major Events of the 20th Century

The impact of WWI

 

Key Events:

The Great Famine

Home Rule Crisis

World War One

Partition

The Troubles

 

Key Personalities:

Carson

Craig

Redmond

De Valera

Lloyd George

Churchill

 

Aspects of Society:

Rural Life in Ireland

Warfare