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The year 8 history programme of study begins with an introduction to the skills an historian needs and concludes with an ‘artefacts day where students bring in an object from the past, present it to the class and take questions on the importance of the object in history. The curriculum moves onto the study of the Norman Conquest in England, 1066, and then in Ireland, 1169. The focus will go from why the Normans came to Ireland and look at the impact they had then and on the present time. This year, as part of our contribution to the international dimension, our first year students have worked in groups, to produce an investigative study of medieval castles and have exchanged their final pieces of work, in the form of books, with a school in Germany. Individually, students will produce a local study based on the legacy of John De Courcy in our area and will visit the remains of Inch Abbey, Clough and Dundrum Castles. Many of these projects are sent to schools involved in the European Studies project.

Year 9  

The year 9 History curriculum covers the vast and diverse time of the early modern period from 1500 to 1900. It begins with a study of significant events and characters of this time, focusing on Henry VIII, where the students individually produce an investigative study and produce a ‘This is Your Life’  book on Henry VIII. The next theme is exploration and its effects then and on us today, the main issue dealt with being slavery. The focus then moves closer to home, looking at the Ulster Plantations, King William of Orange, which includes a visit to the Battle of the Boyne Centre, the Great Famine, the 1798 Rebellion and finishing with who made a difference and how. 

Year 10  

The year 10 curriculum starts from 1900 to the present day. The students produce an investigative project of their own choice about the developments and changes in the twentieth century. They then look at key events such as World War I, including a visit to the Battle of the Somme Heritage centre, the holocaust, and the rise of Hitler and the partition of Ireland.

 

The year 8 history programme of study begins with an introduction to the skills an historian needs and concludes with an ‘artefacts day where students bring in an object from the past, present it to the class and take questions on the importance of the object in history. The curriculum moves onto the study of the Norman Conquest in England, 1066, and then in Ireland, 1169. The focus will go from why the Normans came to Ireland and look at the impact they had then and on the present time. This year, as part of our contribution to the international dimension, our first year students have worked in groups, to produce an investigative study of medieval castles and have exchanged their final pieces of work, in the form of books, with a school in Germany. Individually, students will produce a local study based on the legacy of John De Courcy in our area and will visit the remains of Inch Abbey, Clough and Dundrum Castles. Many of these projects are sent to schools involved in the European Studies project.

Year 9  

The year 9 History curriculum covers the vast and diverse time of the early modern period from 1500 to 1900. It begins with a study of significant events and characters of this time, focusing on Henry VIII, where the students individually produce an investigative study and produce a ‘This is Your Life’  book on Henry VIII. The next theme is exploration and its effects then and on us today, the main issue dealt with being slavery. The focus then moves closer to home, looking at the Ulster Plantations, King William of Orange, which includes a visit to the Battle of the Boyne Centre, the Great Famine, the 1798 Rebellion and finishing with who made a difference and how. 

Year 10  

The year 10 curriculum starts from 1900 to the present day. The students produce an investigative project of their own choice about the developments and changes in the twentieth century. They then look at key events such as World War I, including a visit to the Battle of the Somme Heritage centre, the holocaust, and the rise of Hitler and the partition of Ireland.

Contact Details
Address: The Lawnfield, King Street, Newcastle, Co Down, BT33 0HD
Telephone: 028 437 26107   Fax: 028 437 26109
E Mail: info@shimna.newcastle.ni.sch.uk

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Contact Details
Address: The Lawnfield, King Street, Newcastle, Co Down, BT33 0HD
Telephone: 028 437 26107   Fax: 028 437 26109
E Mail: info@shimna.newcastle.ni.sch.uk

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