National curriculum content
- Carry out a study of history that extends beyond 1066
- Ask perceptive questions
- Develop perspective and judgement
- Explain that the ways we communicate have changed over time
- Realise changes in how we communicate can have negative as well as positive impacts
- Explain why you think one change is more important than others
- To understand what we can learn about the Stone Age from cave paintings.
- To explore how the development in writing was used in the first stages of communication.
- To understand how the invention of the printing press advanced how we communicate through books and newspapers.
- To understand the development of the telephone over time.
- To understand how developments in technology has changed the way we communicate.
- To explore the changes in communication, and decide which has changed our life the most in the 21st Century.
What we want children to know
- Understand that the ways we communicate have changed over time, and some have a greater impact than others
- Sequence these changes and understand how they build on previous changes
- Explain whether one change in how we communicate is more important than others
- Understand there are different answers to the question ‘What was the most important change over 10,000 years?’
What skills we want children to develop
- Create a ‘bigger picture’ of history – seeing how things fit together over a long time span
- Understand historical concepts such as continuity and change, cause and consequence, similarity, difference and significance, and use them to make connections
- Reach conclusions based on the evidence
- Decide how to present findings effectively
- Illuminated letter
- Oral tradition
- Printing press
- Social media
- World Wide Web